Applicative language



applicative language

language
A functional language. Sometimes used loosely for any declarative language though logic programming languages are declarative but not applicative.
(1995-12-24)

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  • Applicator

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  • Applicatory

    fitted for application or use; practical. Historical Examples In the practical and applicatory parts of his discourse he was peculiarly striking. Memorials of the Independent Churches in Northamptonshire Thomas Coleman In this the function of conscience passes from its fundamental idea into the form of an applicatory judgment. Theoretical Ethics Milton Valentine adjective suitable for […]

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