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assembly language

noun
1.
a computer language most of whose expressions are symbolic equivalents of the machine-language instructions of a particular computer.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65
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British Dictionary definitions for assembly language

assembly language

noun
1.
(computing) a low-level programming language that allows a programmer complete control of the machine code to be generated
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assembly language in Technology

language, robotics
(AL) A language for industrial robots developed at Stanford University in the 1970s.
["The AL Language for an Intelligent Robot", T. Binford in Langages et Methods de Programation des Robots Industriels, pp. 73-88, IRIA Press 1979].
["AL User's Manual", M.S. Mujtaba et al, Stanford AI Lab, Memo AIM-323 (Jan 1979)].
(1994-11-24)

language
(Or "assembly code") A symbolic representation of the machine language of a specific processor. Assembly language is converted to machine code by an assembler. Usually, each line of assembly code produces one machine instruction, though the use of macros is common.
Programming in assembly language is slow and error-prone but is the only way to squeeze every last bit of performance out of the hardware.
Filename extension: .s (Unix), .asm (CP/M and others).
See also second generation language.
(1996-09-17)

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