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Computing (FOLDOC) dictionary (also found in English - English (Wordnet), )
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language A formal language in which computer programs are
written. The definition of a particular language consists of
both syntax (how the various symbols of the language may be
combined) and semantics (the meaning of the language
Languages are classified as low level if they are close to
machine code and high level if each language statement
corresponds to many machine code instructions (though this
could also apply to a low level language with extensive use of
macros, in which case it would be debatable whether it still
counted as low level). A roughly parallel classification is
the description as first generation language through to