Definition of source code in English:

source code


mass nounComputing
  • A text listing of commands to be compiled or assembled into an executable computer program.

    • ‘It lives up to its name by making both source code and file formats completely open.’
    • ‘The fact that source code is available may be thought of as a security risk for the company.’
    • ‘This implies that the source code of these programs is to be made publicly available.’
    • ‘If you bought a mainframe, it came with an operating system complete with source code.’
    • ‘The intruder found some of their proprietary source code, but did not download any of it, the company claims.’


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