A 'computer language' is a system of communication with a computer.
Types of computer languages
- Programming language, a formal language designed to communicate instructions to a machine, particularly a computer
- General-purpose language, a programming language that is broadly applicable across application domains, and lacks specialized features for a particular domain
- Command language, a language used to control the tasks of the computer itself, such as starting other programs
- Machine language or machine code, a set of instructions executed directly by a computer's central processing unit
- Assembly language, a language closely related to one or a family of machine languages, and which uses mnemonics to ease writing
- Markup language, a grammar for annotating a document in a way that is syntactically distinguishable from the text, such as HTML
- Style sheet language, a computer language that expresses the presentation of structured documents, such as CSS
- Configuration language, a language used to write configuration files
- Construction language, a general category that includes configuration languages, toolkit languages, and programming languages
- Query language, a language used to make queries in databases and information systems
- Modeling language, a formal language used to express information or knowledge, often for use in computer system design
- Hardware description language, used to model integrated circuits
- Simulation language, a language used to describe simulations
- Beale, Vangie. "What is a programming language?". Webopedia. ITBusinessEdge. Retrieved 21 January 2016.