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FORTRAN

[fawr-tran] /ˈfɔr træn/
noun, Computers.
1.
a high-level programming language used mainly for solving problems in science and engineering.
Origin of FORTRAN
1955-1960
1955-60; for(mula) tran(slation)
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FORTRAN

/ˈfɔːtræn/
noun
1.
a high-level computer programming language for mathematical and scientific purposes, designed to facilitate and speed up the solving of complex problems
Word Origin
C20: from for(mula) tran(slation)
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Fortran

n.

computer programming language, 1956, from combination of elements from formula + translation.

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