command language

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command language

[kə′mand ‚laŋ·gwij]
(computer science)
The language of an operating system, through which the users of a data-processing system describe the requirements of their tasks to that system. Also known as job control language.

command language

A special-purpose language that accepts a limited number of commands, such as a query language, job control language (JCL) or command processor. Contrast with programming language, which is a general-purpose language. See Windows commands and Unix commands.
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