(HLL) A programming language which provides some level of abstraction above assembly language. These normally use statements consisting of English-like keywords such as "FOR", "PRINT" or "GOTO", where each statement corresponds to several machine language instructions. It is much easier to program in a high-level language than in assembly language though the efficiency of execution depends on how good the compiler or interpreter is at optimising the program. http://wombat.doc.ic.ac.uk/foldoc/foldoc.cgi?high-level+language
A programming language whose statements are translated into more than one machine language instruction. Examples of high level languages are BASIC, FORTRAN, COBOL, and PASCAL.
a language which is removed from the machine's natural language of operation
an artificial language with a rigidly specified grammar, which can be translated into machine code via a program called a "compiler"
HLL coding requires an editor and an HLL compiler program. The programmer writes instructions using high level instructions such as DO... WHILE and IF... THEN... ELSE. The compiler program takes the HLL instructions and translates them into sequences of 1 's and 0's that the CPU can understand. The final output is machine code or binary executable code. For microcontrollers like the 80C51, this code is then placed in ROM or EPROM to control operation of the device.
A problem-oriented language that requires little knowledge of the computer on which a computer program written in the language is to be run.
Programming languages such as BASIC, PASCAL, or C++ that enable programmers to develop software applications using ordinary words and symbols rather than binary numbers. Also referred to as fourth generation languages. Typically a compiler transforms any one statement in such programs into many specific computer instructions.
Computer independent programming language such as Cobol, C, Java etc