Hopper Grace Murray


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Hopper

, Grace Murray 1906-1992.
American naval officer, mathematician, and computer programmer. Noted for her development of programming languages, especially COBOL, she is credited with inventing the first compiler.
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Hop·per

(hŏp′ər), Grace Murray 1906-1992.
American mathematician and computer programmer who is noted for her development of programming languages.
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