Definition of machine code in English:

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machine code

Pronunciation: /məˈSHēn ˌkōd/
(also machine language)


A computer programming language consisting of binary or hexadecimal instructions that a computer can respond to directly.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: ma·chine code

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