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 for procedural language
From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  procedural language
  procedural
  
      Any programming language in which the programmer
     specifies an explicit sequences of steps to follow to produce
     a result (an algorithm).
  
     The term should not be confused with "{imperative language" -
     a language that specifies explicit manipulation of state.  An
     example (non-imperative) procedural language is LOGO, which
     specifies sequences of steps to perform but does not have an
     internal state.
  
     Other procedural languages include Basic, Pascal, C, and
     Modula-2.
  
     Both procedural and imperative languages are in contrast to
     declarative languages, in which the programmer specifies
     neither explicit steps nor explicit state manipulation.
  
     (2004-05-17)
  

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