Automatically Programmed Tools

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Automatically Programmed Tools

(APT) A language for numerically controlled machine tools.

Versions: APT II (IBM 704, 1958), APT III (IBM 7090, 1961).

["APT Part Programming", McGraw-Hill].

[Sammet 1969, p. 605].
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