symbolic language


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symbolic language

[sim′bäl·ik ′laŋ·gwij]
(computer science)
A language which expresses addresses and operation codes of instructions in symbols convenient to humans rather than in machine language.
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symbolic language

(1) A programming language that uses symbols, or mnemonics, for expressing operations and operands. All modern programming languages are symbolic languages.

(2) A language that manipulates symbols rather than numbers. See list processing.
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