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Perl

[ purl ]
/ pɜrl /
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a high-level scripting language, originally created to help automate text processing, now used more broadly.
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Origin of Perl

Coined in 1987 by Perl's creator, Larry Wall, U.S. computer programmer (born 1954)
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British Dictionary definitions for Perl

Perl
/ (pɜːl) /

noun
a computer language that is used for text manipulation, esp on the Internet

Word Origin for Perl

C20: from p (ractical) e (xtraction and) r (eport) l (anguage)
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