Assembly Language

DEFINITION of 'Assembly Language'

A very simple type of computer programming language. Assembly language closely approximates binary machine code and uses equivalent symbols to communicate with the computer language of a specific machine. It is one step removed from machine language.

BREAKING DOWN 'Assembly Language'

Assembly language is usually different for each computer manufacturer. In the past, many automated devices and machines of many kinds were programmed in assembly language. However, this language has since been largely superceded by other types of computer languages.

RELATED TERMS
  1. Common Business Oriented Language ...

    A type of language used in computer programming. Common Business ...
  2. HyperText Markup Language - HTML

    The authoring language used in the creation of documents for ...
  3. Assembly Line

    A production process that breaks the manufacture of a good into ...
  4. eXtensible Business Reporting Language ...

    A standard that was developed to improve the way in which financial ...
  5. Mass Production

    The manufacturing of large quantities of standardized products, ...
  6. Computer Crime Insurance

    An insurance policy that provides protection from crimes committed ...
Related Articles
  1. Trading

    From Beads To Binary: The History Of Computing

    Investing today couldn't happen without the inventions of yesterday. Learn more here.
  2. Investing

    What is a Trade Credit?

    Trade credit means that a customer purchases goods from a seller who allows the purchaser to pay for those goods at a later time.
  3. Insights

    Bill Gates: Early Life and Education

    Born William Henry Gates III on Oct. 28, 1955, in Seattle, Washington, Bill Gates was the second child of William H. Gates, Sr. and Mary Maxwell Gates, both of whom were successful professionals ...
  4. Retirement

    Philippines: A Friendly Country for English Speakers

    Read about one of Asia's top English-speaking countries, and learn about the government policies that have brought English to its students.
  5. Markets

    What is Industrialization?

    Industrialization is the process of a society, usually a country, transforming itself from an agricultural-based economy to one based on manufacturing. Even then, agricultural output grows as ...
  6. Markets

    Will Your Job Get Eaten by Automation?

    With the rapid growth of technology, it has been widely contested whether automation will start to replace jobs.
  7. Trading

    Common Misconceptions About Binary Options - Sponsored by Nadex

    There are many misconceptions about binary options, so it is really important that traders understand exactly what they are--and what they are not--in order to use them effectively.
  8. Markets

    The Fourth Industrial Revolution: Rise of the Machines

    That guy from the Black Eyed Peas, a robot, and the prime minister of Canada walk into a ski chalet. What do they talk about? The answer: the "fourth industrial revolution."
  9. Insights

    Bill Gates: Success Story

    Before Bill Gates could climb to the top of the PC software market, he had to start with the microcomputer. In the beginning of 1975, when Gates was 20 and newly dropped out of Harvard College, ...
  10. Personal Finance

    How Traveling After College Can Help Your Career

    Traveling solo after college can have a positive influence on your career. Here’s why.
RELATED FAQS
  1. Does FINRA make any allowances for people whose first language is not English?

    The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) indicates that if your first language is not English, you may request ... Read Answer >>
  2. Can I make a withdrawal from my 457 account to buy out my husband's stake in our ...

    I'm going through a divorce and I want to keep my home.  ... Read Answer >>
  3. What is the history of binary options?

    Discover the history of binary options trading, which is now one of the fastest growing investment market vehicles available ... Read Answer >>
  4. How to name a trust as a secondary beneficiary on life insurance?

    My spouse is the first beneficiary on my life policy. How do I correctly word my trust as the secondary? Do I specially name ... Read Answer >>
  5. What is the difference between a global fund and an international fund?

    In the English language, "global" and "international" tend to be used interchangeably - hence the confusion in the investing ... Read Answer >>
  6. How does specialization help companies achieve economies of scale?

    Learn the definition of economies of scale, why it is important and how specialization during production can lead to economies ... Read Answer >>
Hot Definitions
  1. GBP

    The abbreviation for the British pound sterling, the official currency of the United Kingdom, the British Overseas Territories ...
  2. Diversification

    A risk management technique that mixes a wide variety of investments within a portfolio. The rationale behind this technique ...
  3. European Union - EU

    A group of European countries that participates in the world economy as one economic unit and operates under one official ...
  4. Sell-Off

    The rapid selling of securities, such as stocks, bonds and commodities. The increase in supply leads to a decline in the ...
  5. Brazil, Russia, India And China - BRIC

    An acronym for the economies of Brazil, Russia, India and China combined. It has been speculated that by 2050 these four ...
  6. Brexit

    The Brexit, an abbreviation of "British exit" that mirrors the term Grexit, refers to the possibility of Britain's withdrawal ...
Trading Center