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low-level language[′lō ‚lev·əl ′laŋ·gwij]
A computer language consisting of mnemonics that directly correspond to machine language instructions; for example, an assembler that converts the interpreted code of a higher-level language to machine language.
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Any programming language which either is assembly language, or which is meant to be closely related to, and easily translated into, machine language. Low-level languages lack the amenities of high-level languages but it may be possible to write more efficient code in them.
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low-level languageA programming language that is very close to machine language. All assembly languages are low-level languages. Contrast with high-level language.
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