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source code

Computing the original form of a computer program before it is converted into a machine-readable code

source code

[′sȯrs ‚kōd]
(computer science)
The statements in which a computer program is initially written before translation into machine language.

source code

(language, programming)
(Or "source", or rarely "source language") The form in which a computer program is written by the programmer. Source code is written in some formal programming language which can be compiled automatically into object code or machine code or executed by an interpreter.

source code

Programming statements and instructions that are written by the developer. Source code is what a programmer writes, but it is not directly executable by the computer. It must be converted into machine language by compilers, assemblers or interpreters.

In some cases, source code can be machine generated by programs that convert the source code of one programming language or dialect into the source code of another language or dialect. See lines of code.
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