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FOURTH GENERATION LANGUAGE (4GL) Definition & Legal Meaning

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End-user friendly, high-level computer language. Provides the capability for non-programmers to write fairly short programs as queries to databases to generate custom reports. An example is IBM’s Structured Query Language, known by its acronym, SQL.


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