|Noun||1.||high-level language - a problem-oriented language requiring little knowledge of the computer on which it will be run|
|high-level language - (HLL) A programming language which provides some level of
abstraction above assembly language. These normally use
statements consisting of English-like keywords such as "FOR",
"PRINT" or "GOTO", where each statement corresponds to several
machine language instructions. It is much easier to program
in a high-level language than in assembly language though
the efficiency of execution depends on how good the compiler
or interpreter is at optimising the program.|
Rarely, the variants "VHLL" and "MLL" are found.
See also languages of choice, generation.