Definitions for "High Level Language"
Keywords:  hll, cobol, pascal, compiler, wombat
(HLL) A programming language which provides some level of abstraction above assembly language. These normally use statements consisting of English-like keywords such as "FOR", "PRINT" or "GOTO", where each statement corresponds to several machine language instructions. It is much easier to program in a high-level language than in assembly language though the efficiency of execution depends on how good the compiler or interpreter is at optimising the program.
A programming language whose statements are translated into more than one machine language instruction. Examples of high level languages are BASIC, FORTRAN, COBOL, and PASCAL.
a language which is removed from the machine's natural language of operation