# Symbolic language (programming)

In computer science, a **symbolic language** is a language that uses characters or symbols to represent concepts, such as mathematical operations and the entities (or operands) on which these operations are performed.[1]

Modern programming languages use symbols to represent concepts and/or data and are therefore, examples of symbolic languages.[1]

Some programming languages (such as Lisp and Mathematica) make it easy to represent higher-level abstractions as expressions in the language, enabling symbolic programming.[2], [3]

## See also

## References

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*worrydream.com*. Retrieved 2019-03-23. - "Symbolic Programming Visualizedâ€”Wolfram Blog". Retrieved 2019-03-23.

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