declarative
A declarative programming language is one in which the relationships between the data are stated (or declared in a (usually logic-based) language, and then some automatic mechanism, e.g. a theorem-prover, is used to answer queries about the data. Prolog is a declarative programming language. Haskell, Miranda, Lisp, and Scheme are functional programming languages, in which all constructs are expressed using functions, function arguments, and function results, and C, C++, Java, Perl, Pascal, Modula-2, and Fortran are examples of (high-level) procedural programming languages, in which the program code expresses procedures to follow in manipulating the data.