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(computer science)
The process of using a computer to convert automatically a symbolic code into a machine code. Also known as automatic code.
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1. The assembly language accepted by AUTOCODER.

2. A generic term for symbolic assembly language. Versions of Autocode were developed for Ferranti Atlas, Titan, Mercury and Pegasus and IBM 702 and IBM 705.
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