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software programming languages

Definition/Scope: Computers only understand binary code. This is very difficult to write (it would consist of vast lists of 1s and 0s). To simplify the matter, languages were developed to allow 'English'-like commands to be used that are subsequently automatically converted into binary code.

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Ada (programming language)
C (programming language)
fourth-generation language
Java (programming language)

Related Terms:

computer software

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