Definition of FORTRAN:

  1. A high-level computer programming language used especially for scientific computation.

  2. FORmula TRANslation. Early high-level computer language designed specifically for writing programs involving mathematical and scientific computations, it provided the basis for BASIC and other languages. Its newer version (Fortran 2000) is an ISO-standard language for advanced applications such as parallel computing. Invented in 1956 by John Backus (born 1924) at IBM.

How to use FORTRAN in a sentence?

  1. Back in the misty, early days of computing, famed computer scientist John Backus invented a programming language called Fortran.
  2. The program involved some scientific computations, so I told my friend about fortran and he was really intrigued by it.
  3. You may be able to come up with some new code using the fortran that can really speed things up in your office.
  4. While some historic computer programming languages like COBOL are more suited for business, FORTRAN found a niche in teaching coding procedures and scientific calculations.

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