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



BrE BrE//ˈfɔːtræn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɔːrtræn//
[uncountable](computing) Computer programming
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a high-level computer language used especially for doing scientific calculations See related entries: Computer programming Word Origin 1950s: contraction of formula translation.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: Fortran