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source code

noun, Computers.
program instructions that must be translated by a compiler, interpreter, or assembler into object code before execution. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for source code
  • It is fact that they refuse to produce the source code of the programming they used to come to their conclusions.
  • source code for both malware and commercial software is often not available, which slows the hunt for vulnerabilities.
  • So there is now growing interest in open-source cloud-computing tools, for which the source code is freely available.
  • It's called that because the collaboration is open to all and the source code is freely shared.
British Dictionary definitions for source code

source code

(computing) the original form of a computer program before it is converted into a machine-readable code
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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source code in Science
source code
Code written by a programmer in a high-level language and readable by people but not computers. Source code must be converted to object code or machine language by a compiler before a computer can read or execute the program. Compare object code.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
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source code in Technology

language, programming
(Or "source", or rarely "source language") The form in which a computer program is written by the programmer. Source code is written in some formal programming language which can be compiled automatically into object code or machine code or executed by an interpreter.

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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