BASIC


BASIC
/bay"sik/, n. Computers.
a widely adopted programming language that uses English words, punctuation marks, and algebraic notation to facilitate communication between the operator or lay user and the computer.
[1965-70; B(eginner's) A(ll-purpose) S(ymbolic) I(nstruction) C(ode)]

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Computer programming language developed by John G. Kemeny and Thomas E. Kurtz (b. 1928) at Dartmouth College in the mid 1960s.

One of the simplest high-level languages, with commands similar to English, it can be learned with relative ease even by schoolchildren and novice programmers. Since с 1980, BASIC has been popular for use on personal computers.
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      Computer programming language (computer programming language) developed by John G. Kemeny and Thomas E. Kurtz (b. 1928) at Dartmouth College in the mid 1960s. One of the simplest high-level languages, with commands similar to English, it can be learned with relative ease even by schoolchildren and novice programmers. Since c. 1980, BASIC has been popular for use on personal computers (personal computer).

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