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problem-oriented language[′präb·ləm ‚ȯr·ē¦ent·əd ‚laŋ·gwij]
A language designed to facilitate the accurate expression of problems belonging to specific sets of problem types.
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problem-oriented languageA computer language designed to handle a particular class of problem. For example, COBOL was designed for business, FORTRAN for scientific and GPSS for simulation.
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