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interpretive language[in′tər·prəd·iv ′laŋ·gwij]
A computer programming language in which each instruction is immediately translated and acted upon by the computer, as opposed to a compiler which decodes a whole program before a single instruction can be executed. Also known as interpretive code.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
interpreted languageA programming language that requires an interpreter in the target computer for program execution. Contrast with native executable. See interpreter and interpreted.
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