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[koh-bawl] /ˈkoʊ bɔl/

noun, Computers.
a programming language particularly suited for writing programs to process large files of data, using a vocabulary of common English words, phrases, and sentences.
a high-level computer programming language designed for general commercial use

1960, U.S. Defense Department acronym, from “Common Business-Oriented Language.”
A programming language developed in the late 1950s and early 1960s and used especially for business applications. It is closer to English than many other high-level languages, making it easier to learn.

COmmon Business Oriented Language
Common Business-Oriented Language


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