Newspeak

See also: newspeak

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EtymologyEdit

new +‎ speak, coined by George Orwell in 1949 in his novel Nineteen Eighty-Four.

The programming language was so named because of its “shrinkable” design, following Orwell's idea of a continually diminishing vocabulary in Newspeak.

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Newspeak

  1. (fiction) The fictional language devised to meet the needs of Ingsoc in the novel Nineteen Eighty-four (George Orwell, 1949). Designed to restrict the words, and thereby the thoughts, of the citizens of Oceania.
  2. (computer languages) A highly dynamic and reflective programming language descended from Smalltalk, supporting both object-oriented and functional programming.
    • 2010, Debasish Ghosh, DSLs in Action, Simon and Schuster, →ISBN:
      Many modern languages like Haskell, Scala, and Newspeak offer parser combinators as libraries on top of the core language.

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Newspeak (usually uncountable, plural Newspeaks)

  1. Alternative spelling of newspeak

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