scripting language

noun
plural scripting languages

Definition of scripting language

: 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

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1987, in the meaning defined above

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27 Apr 2020

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“Scripting language.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scripting%20language. Accessed 27 May. 2020.

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