FORTRAN

noun
FOR·​TRAN | \ ˈfȯr-ˌtran How to pronounce FORTRAN (audio) \
variants: or Fortran

Definition of FORTRAN

: a computer programming language that resembles algebra in its notation and is widely used for scientific applications

First Known Use of FORTRAN

1954, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for FORTRAN

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“FORTRAN.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/FORTRAN. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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