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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  FORTRAN 
  n  :  FORmula  TRANslation;  high-level  programing  language  for 
  mathematical  and  scientific  purposes  [syn:  {FORTRAN}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  Fortran 
 
    (Formula  Translation)  The  first  and  for  a  long 
  time,  the  most  widely  used  programming  language  for  numerical 
  and  scientific  applications.  The  original  versions  lacked 
  {recursive}  procedures  and  {block  structure}  and  had  a 
  line-oriented  {syntax}  in  which  certain  columns  had  special 
  significance. 
 
  There  have  been  a  great  many  versions. 
 
  The  name  is  often  written  "FORTRAN",  harking  back  to  the  days 
  before  computers  were  taught  about  lower  case,  but  {ANSI} 
  decreed  (circa.  1985  via  the  ANSI  {FORTRAN}  Technical 
  Committee  {TC}  that  it  should  be  "Fortran". 
 
  See  also:  {Fortrash}. 
 
  [Was  {Fortran  I}  the  first  version?] 
 
  (2000-07-07) 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  FORTRAN 
  FORmula  TRANslation 
 
 




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