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JEAN was a
dialect The term dialect (from Latin , , from the Ancient Greek word , , "discourse", from , , "through" and , , "I speak") is used in two distinct ways to refer to two different types of Linguistics, linguistic phenomena: * One usage refers to a variety ...
of the
JOSS JOSS, an acronym for JOHNNIAC Open Shop System, was one of the first interactive, time-sharing programming languages. It pioneered a number of features that would become common in languages from the 1960s into the 1980s, including the use of line ...
programming language developed for and used on
ICT 1900 seriesICT 1900 was a family of mainframe computers released by International Computers and Tabulators (ICT) and later International Computers Limited (ICL) during the 1960s and '70s. The 1900 series was notable for being one of the few non-American com ...
computers in the late 1960s and early 1970s; it was implemented under the MINIMOP
operating system An operating system (OS) is system software that manages computer hardware, computer software, software resources, and provides common daemon (computing), services for computer programs. Time-sharing operating systems scheduler (computing), sch ...
. It was used at the University of Southampton. JEAN was an
acronym An acronym is a word or name formed from the initial components of a longer name or phrase, usually using individual initial letters, as in NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) or European Union, EU (European Union), but sometimes using sy ...
derived from "JOSS Extended and Adapted for Nineteen-hundred". It was operated from a Teletype terminal.


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{{Reflist ICL programming languages JOSS programming language family