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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.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS '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 However, this language has since been largely superceded by other types of computer languages.

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