2. [syn: adjective, procedural]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: of or relating to procedure; "a procedural violation"
2: relating to court practice and procedure as opposed to the
principles of law; "adjective law" [syn: adjective,
procedural] [ant: essential, substantive]
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018):
Any programming language in which the programmer
specifies an explicit sequences of steps to follow to produce
a result (an algorithm).
The term should not be confused with "imperative language" -
a language that specifies explicit manipulation of state. An
example (non-imperative) procedural language is LOGO, which
specifies sequences of steps to perform but does not have an
Other procedural languages include Basic, Pascal, C, and
Both procedural and imperative languages are in contrast to
declarative languages, in which the programmer specifies
neither explicit steps nor explicit state manipulation.