: a computer programming language designed especially for the concise representation of algorithms

Word History


a programming language

First Known Use

1966, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of APL was in 1966

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“APL.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/APL. Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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