Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A programming language developed in the late 1950s and early 1960s and used especially for business applications. It is closer to English than many other high-level languages.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A programming language developed in the late 1950s especially for business applications.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. common business-oriented language

Etymologies

Co(mmon) B(usiness-)O(riented) L(anguage).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Co(mmon) b(usiness-)o(riented) l(anguage). (Wiktionary)

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