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FORTRAN or Fortran (ˈfɔːtræn Pronunciation for )

Definitions

noun

  1. a high-level computer programming language for mathematical and scientific purposes, designed to facilitate and speed up the solving of complex problems

Word Origin

C20: from for( mula) tran( slation)

Example Sentences Including 'FORTRAN'

For example, BASIC for beginners, COBOL for business and commercial applications, ALGOL and FORTRAN for mathematical and scientific use.
Samways, B. & Byrne-Jones, T. Computers Basic Facts
Then they said they'd also like to buy our FORTRAN and COBOL languages and maybe even more from us.
Misc (1995)

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