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  1. A surname, originally a nickname for a swift or quick person.
  2. (computing) A general-purpose multi-paradigm compiled programming language introduced by Apple Inc. in 2014.
    • 2014 June 5, John Timmer, “A fast look at Swift, Apple’s new programming language”, in Ars Technica[1]:
      If anyone outside Apple saw Swift coming, they certainly weren't making any public predictions.
    • 2015 December 14, Steve Lohr, “Stephen Wolfram Aims to Democratize His Software”, in New York Times[2]:
      Apple has made its Swift programming tools open source, Google opened up its TensorFlow machine-learning software, and IBM did the same with its SystemML.
    • 2016 September 13, Natasha Singer, “Apple Offers Free App to Teach Children Coding (iPads Sold Separately)”, in New York Times[3]:
      Unlike some children’s apps, which employ drag-and-drop blocks to teach coding, the Apple program uses Swift, a professional programming language that the company introduced in 2014.
  3. (finance) Alternative letter-case form of SWIFT (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication)

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