C++

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\ ˈsē-ˈpləs-ˈpləs How to pronounce C++ (audio) \

Definition of C++

: a flexible, general-purpose computer programming language that is derived from C (see c entry 1 sense 8) but that includes some features not found in C (such as capabilities for object-oriented programming) and that is used for writing large or complex programs that would be difficult to write in C

First Known Use of C++

1985, in the meaning defined above

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