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NOUN (1)

1. a low-level programing language; close approximation to machine language;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Language \Lan"guage\, n. [OE. langage, F. langage, fr. L. lingua the tongue, hence speech, language; akin to E. tongue. See Tongue, cf. Lingual.] [1913 Webster] 1. Any means of conveying or communicating ideas; specifically, human speech; the expression of ideas by the voice; sounds, expressive of thought, articulated by the organs of the throat and mouth. [1913 Webster] Note: Language consists in the oral utterance of sounds which usage has made the representatives of ideas. When two or more persons customarily annex the same sounds to the same ideas, the expression of these sounds by one person communicates his ideas to another. This is the primary sense of language, the use of which is to communicate the thoughts of one person to another through the organs of hearing. Articulate sounds are represented to the eye by letters, marks, or characters, which form words. [1913 Webster] 2. The expression of ideas by writing, or any other instrumentality. [1913 Webster] 3. The forms of speech, or the methods of expressing ideas, peculiar to a particular nation. [1913 Webster] 4. The characteristic mode of arranging words, peculiar to an individual speaker or writer; manner of expression; style. [1913 Webster] Others for language all their care express. --Pope. [1913 Webster] 5. The inarticulate sounds by which animals inferior to man express their feelings or their wants. [1913 Webster] 6. The suggestion, by objects, actions, or conditions, of ideas associated therewith; as, the language of flowers. [1913 Webster] There was . . . language in their very gesture. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 7. The vocabulary and phraseology belonging to an art or department of knowledge; as, medical language; the language of chemistry or theology. [1913 Webster] 8. A race, as distinguished by its speech. [R.] [1913 Webster] All the people, the nations, and the languages, fell down and worshiped the golden image. --Dan. iii. 7. [1913 Webster] 9. Any system of symbols created for the purpose of communicating ideas, emotions, commands, etc., between sentient agents. [PJC] 10. Specifically: (computers) Any set of symbols and the rules for combining them which are used to specify to a computer the actions that it is to take; also referred to as a computer lanugage or programming language; as, JAVA is a new and flexible high-level language which has achieved popularity very rapidly. [PJC] Note: Computer languages are classed a low-level if each instruction specifies only one operation of the computer, or high-level if each instruction may specify a complex combination of operations. Machine language and assembly language are low-level computer languages. FORTRAN, COBOL and C are high-level computer languages. Other computer languages, such as JAVA, allow even more complex combinations of low-level operations to be performed with a single command. Many programs, such as databases, are supplied with special languages adapted to manipulate the objects of concern for that specific program. These are also high-level languages. [PJC] Language master, a teacher of languages. [Obs.] Syn: Speech; tongue; idiom; dialect; phraseology; diction; discourse; conversation; talk. Usage: Language, Speech, Tongue, Idiom, Dialect. Language is generic, denoting, in its most extended use, any mode of conveying ideas; speech is the language of articulate sounds; tongue is the Anglo-Saxon term for language, esp. for spoken language; as, the English tongue. Idiom denotes the forms of construction peculiar to a particular language; dialects are varieties of expression which spring up in different parts of a country among people speaking substantially the same language. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

assembly language \assembly language\ n. 1. (Computers) an artificial computer language with mnemonic codes representing the basic machine-language instructions of a computer, which can be interpreted by an assembler to produce a computer program in machine language. Also informally referred to as assembler. Note: Writing a program in assembly language is very much simpler than writing the machine instructions in binary code, and the use of such a language greatly increases the efficiency of the process of writing computer programs. See also programming language, FORTRAN, BASIC. [PJC]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

assembly language n 1: a low-level programing language; close approximation to machine language
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

Assembly Language (AL) A language for industrial robots developed at Stanford University in the 1970s. ["The AL Language for an Intelligent Robot", T. Binford in Langages et Methods de Programation des Robots Industriels, pp. 73-88, IRIA Press 1979]. ["AL User's Manual", M.S. Mujtaba et al, Stanford AI Lab, Memo AIM-323 (Jan 1979)]. (1994-11-24)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

assembly language ASM assembly code (Or "assembly code") A symbolic representation of the machine language of a specific processor. Assembly language is converted to machine code by an assembler. Usually, each line of assembly code produces one machine instruction, though the use of macros is common. Programming in assembly language is slow and error-prone but is the only way to squeeze every last bit of performance out of the hardware. Filename extension: .s (Unix), .asm (CP/M and others). See also second generation language. (1996-09-17)