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

  • n. The code produced by a compiler from the source code, usually in the form of machine language that a computer can execute directly, or sometimes in assembly language.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The output of a compiler or assembler; it is not necessarily executable directly without linking to other modules

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

  • n. the machine-language output of a compiler that is ready for execution on a particular computer


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