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 for high-level language
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  high-level language
      n 1: a problem-oriented language requiring little knowledge of
           the computer on which it will be run

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  high-level language
     (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.
     Rarely, the variants "{VHLL" and "{MLL}" are found.
     See also languages of choice, generation.

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