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linkage editor[′liŋ·kij ‚ed·əd·ər]
A service routine that converts the output of assemblers and compilers into a form that can be loaded and executed.
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linkerA utility program that connects a compiled or assembled program to a particular environment. Also known as a "link editor," the linker unites references between program modules and libraries of subroutines. Its output is a load module, which is executable code ready to run in the computer. See executable code and bind.
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