a high-level programming language used mainly for solving problems in science and engineering.
Origin of FORTRAN
1955–60; for(mula) tran(slation)
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a high-level computer programming language for mathematical and scientific purposes, designed to facilitate and speed up the solving of complex problems
Word Origin for FORTRAN
C20: from for (mula) tran (slation)
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Word Origin and History for fortran
computer programming language, 1956, from combination of elements from formula + translation.
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