Definition - What does Programming Language mean?
A programming language is a computer language engineered to create a standard form of commands. These commands can be interpreted into a code understood by a machine. Programs are created through programming languages to control the behavior and output of a machine through accurate algorithms, similar to the human communication process.
A programming language is also known as a programming system, computer language or computer system.
Techopedia explains Programming Language
An algorithm is described using the programming language. Programming languages are typically called computer languages; however, some authors deem programming languages to be subsets of computer languages. Since the oldest forms of programming languages like COBOL and FORTRAN, thousands of computer languages have been developed.
- First Generation (Programming) Language (1GL)
- Second Generation (Programming) Language (2GL)
- Third Generation (Programming) Language (3GL)
- Fourth Generation (Programming) Language (4GL)
- Fifth Generation (Programming) Language (5GL)
- Common Business Oriented Language (COBOL)
- C Programming Language (C)
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