assembly language


assembly language
a computer language most of whose expressions are symbolic equivalents of the machine-language instructions of a particular computer.
[1960-65]

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Type of low-level computer programming language consisting mostly of symbolic equivalents of a particular computer's machine language.

Computers produced by different manufacturers have different machine languages and require different assemblers and assembly languages. Some assembly languages can be used to convert the code that programmers write (source code) into machine language (readable by the computer), and have functions to facilitate programming (e.g., by combining a sequence of several instructions into one entity). Programming in assembly languages requires extensive knowledge of computer architecture.

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      Type of low-level computer programming language (computer programming language) consisting mostly of symbolic equivalents of a particular computer's machine language. Computers produced by different manufacturers have different machine languages and require different assemblers and assembly languages. Some assembly languages can be used to convert the code that programmers write (source code) into machine language (readable by the computer), and have functions to facilitate programming (e.g., by combining a sequence of several instructions into one entity). Programming in assembly languages requires extensive knowledge of computer architecture.

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