fire-code

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code   (kōd)  Pronunciation Key 
  1. A system of signals used to represent letters or numbers in transmitting messages.

  2. The instructions in a computer program. Instructions written by a programmer in a programming language are often called source code. Instructions that have been converted into machine language that the computer understands are called machine code or executable code. See also programming language.


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