Definition of COBOL noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈkəʊbɒl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkoʊbɔːl//
[uncountable] Computer programming
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an early computer language used in business programs See related entries: Computer programming Word Origin 1960s: from co(mmon) b(usiness) o(riented) l(anguage).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: COBOL