Definition of command language in US English:

command language


  • A computer programming language composed chiefly of a set of commands or operators, used especially for communicating with the operating system of a computer.

    mass noun ‘the problems of command language and syntax’
    modifier ‘Command Language code’
    with modifier ‘the search command language’
    • ‘It supports its own format-free command language described in detail in the Command Summary document.’
    • ‘As a consequence, in the interpretation of command languages, the user is given control over the context in which the names are executed.’
    • ‘It is an embeddable, extensible command language for issuing commands to text editors, debuggers, illustrators and shells.’
    • ‘You don't want to learn yet another command language or obscure configuration-file format.’
    • ‘Even when the number of different devices grows large, it is necessary for the command language to have a uniform design so that it is easy to learn and extends cleanly.’


command language

/kəˈmænd ˈlæŋɡwɪdʒ/