high-level language


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high-level language

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(Computer Science) a computer programming language that resembles natural language or mathematical notation and is designed to reflect the requirements of a problem; examples include Ada, BASIC, C, COBOL, FORTRAN, Pascal. See also machine code
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Noun1.high-level language - a problem-oriented language requiring little knowledge of the computer on which it will be run
application-oriented language, problem-oriented language - a language whose statements resemble terminology of the user
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