What does COBOL mean?

Definitions for COBOL
ˈkoʊ bɔlCOBOL

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. COBOL(noun)

    common business-oriented language

Wiktionary

  1. COBOL(ProperNoun)

    A programming language developed in the late 1950s especially for business applications.

  2. Cobol(ProperNoun)

    A programming language developed in the late 1950s especially for business applications.

  3. Origin: Co(mmon) b(usiness-)o(riented) l(anguage).

Freebase

  1. COBOL

    COBOL is one of the oldest programming languages, primarily designed by Grace Hopper. Its name is an acronym for COmmon Business-Oriented Language, defining its primary domain in business, finance, and administrative systems for companies and governments. The COBOL 2002 standard includes support for object-oriented programming and other modern language features.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. COBOL

    [COmmon Business-Oriented Language] (Synonymous with evil.) A weak, verbose, and flabby language used by code grinders to do boring mindless things on dinosaur mainframes. Hackers believe that all COBOL programmers are suits or code grinders, and no self-respecting hacker will ever admit to having learned the language. Its very name is seldom uttered without ritual expressions of disgust or horror. One popular one is Edsger W. Dijkstra's famous observation that “The use of COBOL cripples the mind; its teaching should, therefore, be regarded as a criminal offense.” (from Selected Writings on Computing: A Personal Perspective) See also fear and loathing, software rot.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of COBOL in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of COBOL in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of COBOL in a Sentence

  1. E.W. Dijkstra:

    The use of COBOL cripples the mind; its teaching should, therefore, be reguarded as a criminal offense.

  2. Anonymous:

    Real programmers don't write in PLI. PLI is for programmers who can't decide whether to write in COBOL or FORTRAN.

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