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nonprocedural language[‚nän·prə′sē·jə·rəl ′laŋ‚gwij]
A programming language in which the program does not follow the actual steps a computer follows in executing a program.
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4 A nonprocedural language
specifies what is to be accomplished but not how to do it.
The next sections sketch various uses of profilers and a profiler for a nonprocedural language
XPath and SQL share the common distinction of being nonprocedural languages
With nonprocedural languages
, users need only describe the data and the relations that are appropriate to the application, not the detailed program steps.