Definition of machine code in English:

machine code

Syllabification: ma·chine code
(also machine language)


  • A computer programming language consisting of binary or hexadecimal instructions that a computer can respond to directly.
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    • Software developers, including such operating system vendors as Red Flag, use compilers to translate a programming language into the machine language understood by the processor.
    • In Linux, the system information is written in C, a high-level programming language that is translated by the machine into a machine language consisting of 0s and 1s.
    • Dozens, maybe hundreds of programmers write the source code and then compile the code into a faster machine language or binary version.

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