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job control language


from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A programming language used to specify the manner, timing, and other requirements of execution of a task or set of tasks submitted for execution, especially in background, on a multitasking computer; a programming language for controlling job{7} execution. Abbreviated JCL.

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

  • n. a problem-oriented language used to describe job requirements to an operating system


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