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  1. an interactive programming language having concise notations for operations on entire arrays of numbers and characters.
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Origin of APL

1965–70; A P(rogramming) L(anguage)
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Historical Examples of apl

  • We leave here next Wednesday for Elmira: we leave there Apl.

    The Letters Of Mark Twain, Volume 3, 1876-1885

    Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

  • The items under those headings all bear date yesterday, Apl.

  • Apl beseeches Indras, loved by her, to make for her a beautiful and perfect (faultless, unimpeachable) skin.

  • The rudder of Indras, which passes over the upodaras (or lower bosom) of Apl, is illustrated by this passage in Varro.

  • As to the rudder of Indras's chariot in the lower bosom of Apl, it would seem to me to have a phallic signification.