Definition of

Cobol

  1. (noun, communication) common business-oriented language

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Alternate forms of Cobol

Hypernyms: programing language, programming language

Origin of the word Cobol

  1. 1960, U.S. Defense Department acronym, from "Common Business-Oriented Language." more

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