Stands for "Unified Modeling Language." This is a programming language that is used for object-oriented software development. To organize program code more efficiently, programmers often create "objects" that are sets of structured data within programs. UML, which has been standardized by the Object Management Group (OMG), was designed for this purpose. The language has gained enough support that it has become a standard language for visualizing and constructing software programs.
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