Definition of executable in English:

executable

Syllabification: ex·e·cut·a·ble
Pronunciation: /ˈeksiˌkyo͞otəbəl
 
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Computing

adjective

  • (Of a file or program) able to be run by a computer.
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    • But because they contain instructions for a computer's processor, executable files are less forgiving of tampering.
    • Sophos said users should routinely delete unsolicited emails containing executable files.
    • Documents, pictures and even executable programs are easy to conceptualize as files on your hard disk.

noun

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  • An executable file or program.
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    • Having identified a PC, the client agent then performs a full audit of the machine, recording everything from the serial number to a complete list of all software executables and file types located on the hard disk.
    • There's little legitimate reason to send executables or screensavers via email but these routes of distribution are frequently used by virus writers.
    • Business users are advised to filter for Windows executables and zip files in their email.

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