Definition of executable in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈeksəˌkyo͞odəb(ə)l/


(Of a file or program) able to be run by a computer.
Example sentences
  • 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.


An executable file or program.
Example sentences
  • 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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