Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Capable of being executed.
  • adjective Of or relating to a computer file that is in a format ready for execution.
  • noun A computer file containing a program, or part of a program, that is capable of being executed in its current format.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Capable of being executed or carried out.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective rare Capable of being executed; feasible.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Capable of being executed.
  • noun computing A file that can be run directly by a computer's hardware or a p-code interpreter with no further processing.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective capable of being done with means at hand and circumstances as they are

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Examples

  • Also, Chrome's executable is inherently unsafe even if you run as a "limited user", which for most applications thwarts 80+% of web-borne attacks.

    Google Chrome 2 Brings New Features And Serious Speed | Lifehacker Australia

  • The absolute most efficient way to load data into Flash is by loading and executing compiled binary SWF files, which can contain executable byte codes and binary literals that directly creates the data structures you want to send.

    Scripting News for 12/20/2006 « Scripting News Annex

  • The Internet was unknown and viruses travelled slowly on diskettes in executable programs.

    Technology Made in Spain

  • You can provide return-code, stdout and stderr for the called executable to get a generic call-once-and-retrieve value executable, (or you can provide a script to run). import mockproc def setUp (self): self. processes = mockproc.

    Planet Python

  • EXECUTION: Is the idea executable and are you the right person to successfully execute the idea?

    Juliette Powell: What Makes a Billion Dollar Idea?

  • EXECUTION: Is the idea executable and are you the right person to successfully execute the idea?

    Juliette Powell: What Makes a Billion Dollar Idea?

  • EXECUTION: Is the idea executable and are you the right person to successfully execute the idea?

    Juliette Powell: What Makes a Billion Dollar Idea?

  • Setup creates the Setup Capture component executable, which is then used to create a baseline as well as to decode the changes made by the different application installations after they have completed.

    Redmond | News

  • Setup creates the Setup Capture component executable, which is then used to create a baseline as well as to decode the changes made by the different application installations after they have completed.

    Redmond | News

  • Setup creates the Setup Capture component executable, which is then used to create a baseline as well as to decode the changes made by the different application installations after they have completed.

    Redmond | News

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