A high-level computer language employing algebraic formulas.
Webster's New World
One of the first high-level programming languages, designed to solve problems that can be expressed algebraically and used mainly in mathematics, science, and engineering.
A high-level programming language developed in the 1950s for scientific, engineering and numerical computation.
Origin of Fortran
The name is a portmanteau of Formula Translator/Translation
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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