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When used in connection with computers it refers to a special set of instructions by which the computer is programmed to operate or by which data may be manipulated. Quite simply, it is the way in which we speak with the computers. Examples of computer languages are BASIC, COBOL, LOGO or APL. (7/96)
an organised, ordered way of speaking and listening
ways of talking and speaking
Generally speaking different computers require their instructions to be expressed in different codes. The code applying to a particular computer is often called the 'language' of the computer.