Etymology
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COBOL (n.)

computer programming language for use in business operations, 1960, U.S. Defense Department acronym, from "Common Business-Oriented Language."

updated on January 06, 2018

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Definitions of COBOL from WordNet

cobol (n.)
common business-oriented language;
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