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Apr
25

Programming language | Definition of Programming language at Dictionary.com


noun

a high-level language used to write computer programs, as COBOL or BASIC, or, sometimes, an assembly language.

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PUT YOUR 5TH GRADE VOCABULARY KNOWLEDGE TO THE TEST

Try this round of our teacher-selected 5th grade vocab practice words. Can you ace the test?

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atmosphere

Origin of programming language

First recorded in 1955–60

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British Dictionary definitions for programming language

Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Scientific definitions for programming language

programming language


An artificial language used to write instructions that

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Apr
6

Definition of Computer at Dictionary.com

[ kuh m-pyoo-ter ]

/ kəmˈpyu tər /


noun

a programmable electronic device designed to accept data, perform prescribed mathematical and logical operations at high speed, and display the results of these operations. Mainframes, desktop and laptop computers, tablets, and smartphones are some of the different types of computers.Compare analog computer, digital computer.

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THIS WEEK’S WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ IS POSITIVELY FELICIFIC

Do you study our Words of the Day with great assiduity? See how many you remember from March 3 to April 5!

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transliterate

Origin of computer

1640–50; compute + -er1; compare Middle French computeur

OTHER WORDS FROM computer

com·put·er·like, adjectivenon·com·put·er, adjective

Words nearby computer

computational complexity, computational fluid dynamics, computational linguistics, compute, computed tomography, computer, computer age, computer animation, computer architecture, computer conferencing, computer crime

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Apr
4

Definition of Website at Dictionary.com

or web site,

[ web-sahyt ]

/ ˈwɛbˌsaɪt /


noun Digital Technology.

a connected group of pages on the World Wide Web regarded as a single entity, usually maintained by one person or organization and devoted to a single topic or several closely related topics.

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CAN YOU ACE THIS QUIZ ABOUT “COMPLIMENT” VS. “COMPLEMENT”?

Take this quiz to see if you really know the difference between “compliment” and “complement”!

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“Compliment” and “complement” had a shared meaning a long time ago, but today they are no longer interchangeable.

Also Web·site, Web site.

Origin of website

1990–95

Words nearby website

weblog, webmail, webmaster, webmistress, webpage, website, webster, webster groves, webster’s, webster, daniel, webster, noah

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Example sentences from the Web for website

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Apr
2

Computer science | Definition of Computer science at Dictionary.com


noun

the science that deals with the theory and methods of processing information in digital computers, the design of computer hardware and software, and the applications of computers.

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Can You Ace This Quiz About “Compliment” vs. “Complement”?

Take this quiz to see if you really know the difference between “compliment” and “complement”!

Question 1 of 11

“Compliment” and “complement” had a shared meaning a long time ago, but today they are no longer interchangeable.

Origin of computer science

First recorded in 1970–75

OTHER WORDS FROM computer science

computer scientist, noun

Words nearby computer science

computer language, computer law, computer literacy, computer literate, computer memory, computer science, computer typesetting, computer virus, computer vision, computer-aided design, computer-aided engineering

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British Dictionary definitions for computer science

computer science


noun

the study of

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Mar
29

Definition of Gadget at Dictionary.com

[ gaj-it ]

/ ˈgædʒ ɪt /


noun

a mechanical contrivance or device; any ingenious article.

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How Hip Is Your Lingo? Take Our Slang Quiz!

If you aren’t already skilled in slang, then this quiz can get you up to speed in no time!

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OK Boomer can be perceived as pejorative, but it is mostly considered to be _____

Origin of gadget

1850–55; origin uncertain; compare French gâchette the catch of a lock, sear of a gunlock

OTHER WORDS FROM gadget

gadg·et·y [gaj-i-tee] /ˈgædʒ ɪ ti/, adjective

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