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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A widely used programming language that is designed to be easy to learn.

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  • proper noun A family of third-generation programming languages (c.1964 on).

Etymologies

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

[B(eginner's) A(ll-purpose) S(ymbolic) I(nstruction) C(ode).]

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Acronym for beginner's all-purpose symbolic instruction code, but designed to spell out basic (i.e. simplistic).

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