low-level language


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low-level language

[′lō ‚lev·əl ′laŋ·gwij]
(computer science)
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.

low-level language

(language)
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.

low-level language

A 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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Very few of the students have had any exposure to electronics or to real-time programming in either high-or low-level languages.

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