- Programming Language.
- A special purpose language created to enable computer processing.
- Specifications or rules for the sequence and punctuation of command
words and parameters.
- Machine Language.
- Low-level language written in binary code that the computer executes
directly. Each type of processor requires its own machine language.
- Assembly Language.
- Low-level, machine-dependent language that enables programmers to
use brief abbreviations for programming instructions.
- Source Code.
- Computer instructions as written in a programming language, before
conversion to machine language.
- A translator to convert source code to machine language.
- Procedural Language.
- Computer language used to create programs composed of a series of
statements that tell the computer what to do and how to perform the
processes for specific tasks.
- High-Level Language.
- A computer language that allows a programmer to write instructions
using human-like language, without understanding how a computer processes
data. High-level refers to the level of abstraction.
- Software that translates a program written in a high-level language
into object code before the program is executed.