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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A set of instructions for a specific central processing unit, designed to be usable by a computer without being translated. Also called machine code.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The set of instructions that a particular computer is designed to execute; generated from a high-level language by an assembler, compiler or interpreter.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a set of instructions{3} in a binary form that can be executed directly by the CPU of a computer without translation by a computer program.

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

  • n. a set of instructions coded so that the computer can use it directly without further translation
  • n. a programming language designed for use on a specific class of computers

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