assembly language

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assembly language (countable and uncountable, plural assembly languages)

  1. (computer languages) A programming language in which the source code of programs is composed of mnemonic instructions, each of which corresponds directly to a machine instruction for a particular processor.
    A skilled programmer can write very fast code in assembly language.



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