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Interpreted Programming Language

A type of programming language where instructions are not directly executed by the target machine, but instead read and executed by another program (the interpreter). Unlike compiled languages, which are converted into machine code prior to execution, interpreted languages can be run immediately from source code. This allows for greater flexibility and ease of debugging, but can result in slower execution speed compared to compiled languages. Popular examples: JavaScript, Python

Compiled Programming Language

A type of programming language that is transformed from high-level source code into low-level machine code before execution. This transformation is achieved through a program known as a compiler. The compiled code can be directly executed by the computer's hardware, which makes programs written in compiled languages typically faster in execution than those in interpreted languages. Examples include C, C++, and Go. The trade-off is that changes require recompilation, and debugging can be more complex.

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