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

  imperative language
  imperative
  imperative programming
  
      Any programming language that specifies explicit
     manipulation of the state of the computer system, not to be
     confused with a procedural language, which specifies an
     explicit sequence of steps to perform.
  
     An example of an imperative (but non-procedural) language is a
     data manipulation language for a relational database
     management system.  This specifies changes to the database
     but does not necessarily require anyone to specify a sequence
     of steps.
  
     Both contrast with declarative languages, which specify
     neither explicit state manipulation nor a sequence of steps.
  
     (2007-10-02)
  

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