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object code   (ŏb'jĭkt)  Pronunciation Key 
The code produced by a compiler from the source code, usually in the form of machine language that a computer can execute directly. It may, however, be in assembly language, an intermediate code that is then translated into machine language. Compare source code.
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object code definition


The machine code generated by a source code language processor such as an assembler or compiler. A file of object code may be immediately executable or it may require linking with other object code files, e.g. libraries, to produce a complete executable program.
(1995-01-31)

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The software coding process produces the source code and object code.
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