: a computer language that generates programs from the user's specifications especially to produce business reports


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rocket-propelled grenade
role-playing game

Examples of RPG in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web
The attack was the deadliest against the IDF of the war since January, when Hamas RPG fire collapsed two buildings containing IDF soldiers, killing 21. Brady Knox, Washington Examiner - Political News and Conservative Analysis About Congress, the President, and the Federal Government, 15 June 2024 More:The best Super Mario Bros. games, including 'Wonder,' 'RPG,' definitively ranked Like many Mario games before it, the first battles are instructional and the foundational bits of the game's story are set. Felecia Wellington Radel, USA TODAY, 23 May 2024 Badges add deeper strategy and customization to Super Mario RPG's core. PCMAG, 21 May 2024 On a day-to-day basis, there is less bombardment, less artillery and tank fire by Israel, officials say, and less ambushes, RPG assaults and sniping by Hamas. Hazem Balousha, Washington Post, 27 Mar. 2024 Indeed, Dragon’s Dogma 2 contains 21 DLCs, including a $2.99 charge to essentially fast travel through the RPG. Michael Kan, PCMAG, 22 Mar. 2024 Super Mario:The best Super Mario Bros. games, including 'Wonder,' 'RPG,' definitively ranked And the best part — Peach becomes part of the plays, with a variety of costumes, weapons and scene-specific mechanics. USA TODAY, 22 Mar. 2024 Sure, this is RPG 101, but most games of the last 30 years at least attempt to mask the routine with a semblance of cinematic flourish. Christopher Cruz, Rolling Stone, 21 Mar. 2024 Last March, Sony gave away three games with a pretty decent spread in terms of genre: The first-person shooter Battlefield 2042, the RPG Minecraft Dungeons and the JRPG Code Vein. Erik Kain, Forbes, 26 Feb. 2024

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Word History



report program generator

First Known Use


1962, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of RPG was in 1962

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“RPG.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/RPG. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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