algorithmic language

al·go·rithm lan·guage
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [al-guh-rith-uh m lang-gwij]
    • /ˈæl gəˌrɪð əm ˈlæŋ gwɪdʒ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [al-guh-rith-uh m lang-gwij]
    • /ˈæl gəˌrɪð əm ˈlæŋ gwɪdʒ/

Definitions of algorithmic language words

  • abbreviation Technical meaning of ALGORITHMIC LANGUAGE ALGOL 60 3
  • noun algorithmic language ALGOL. 1
  • noun Technical meaning of algorithmic language (language)   ALGOrithmic Language 1960. A portable language for scientific computations. ALGOL 60 was small and elegant. It was block-structured, nested, recursive and free form. It was also the first language to be described in BNF. There were three lexical representations: hardware, reference, and publication. The only structured data types were arrays, but they were permitted to have lower bounds and could be dynamic. It also had conditional expressions; it introduced :=; if-then-else; very general "for" loops; switch declaration (an array of statement labels generalising Fortran's computed goto). Parameters were call-by-name and call-by-value. It had static local "own" variables. It lacked user-defined types, character manipulation and standard I/O. See also EULER, ALGOL 58, ALGOL 68, Foogol. 1

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Origin of algorithmic language

First appearance:

before 1955
One of the 4% newest English words
First recorded in 1955-60; algorithm + -ic

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