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high-level language

noun Computers.
  1. a problem-oriented programming language, as COBOL, FORTRAN, or PL/1, that uses English-like statements and symbols to create sequences of computer instructions and identify memory locations, rather than the machine-specific individual instruction codes and numerical addresses employed by machine language.
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Origin of high-level language

First recorded in 1965–70
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British Dictionary definitions for high-level language

high-level language

noun
  1. a computer programming language that resembles natural language or mathematical notation and is designed to reflect the requirements of a problem; examples include Ada, BASIC, C, COBOL, FORTRAN, PascalSee also machine code
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