procedure-oriented language

procedure-oriented language

[prə′sē·jər ‚ȯr·ē¦ent·əd ‚laŋ·gwij]
(computer science)
A language designed to facilitate the accurate description of procedures, algorithms, or routines belonging to a certain set of procedures.
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The software: from basic calculator math to procedure-oriented languages such as APL, spreadsheets, Visual Basic[R], and to statistical packages such as SAS[R].

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