scripting language

noun

plural scripting languages
: a programming language that is designed especially for creating short programs to automate simple tasks
For anyone who has ever dabbled with a macro language to access and search a remote information service or to monitor e-mail, the prospect of using a scripting language shouldn't be daunting.Steve Ditlea
Throw nearly any media type into its library, and use its simple time line for multimedia masterpieces in minutes. And its scripting language assures that you can create anything you think up.PC Computing

Examples of scripting language in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Huang created animations and designed virtual rooms for Anderson’s imaginary world using Lingo, a scripting language for Adobe Director software. IEEE Spectrum, 31 Jan. 2011

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Word History

First Known Use

1987, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of scripting language was in 1987

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