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able

Law qualified, competent, or authorized to do some specific act

able

[′ā·bəl]
(computer science)
A name for the hexadecimal digit whose decimal equivalent is 10.

ABLE

(language)
A simple language for accountants.

["ABLE, The Accounting Language, Programming and Reference Manual," Evansville Data Proc Center, Evansville, IN, Mar 1975].

[Listed in SIGPLAN Notices 13(11):56 (Nov 1978)].
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