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applicative language[′ap·lə‚kād·iv ′laŋ·gwij]
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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
A functional language. Sometimes used loosely for any declarative language though logic programming languages are declarative but not applicative.
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