applicative language


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applicative language

[′ap·lə‚kād·iv ′laŋ·gwij]
(computer science)
A programming language in which functions are repeatedly applied to the results of other functions and, in its pure form, there are no statements, only expressions without side effects.

applicative language

(language)
A functional language. Sometimes used loosely for any declarative language though logic programming languages are declarative but not applicative.
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