Source Code

Source

n.

Pronunciation

/sɔrs koʊd/

Definition

The plain text instructions that allow execution of a software or website.

Source code is written in a programming language interpretable by humans, and must be compiled into machine language to be interpretable by the computer. Source code can be made available if the software is free and open-source, or may be kept secret if the software is proprietary.

Category

Technology

Related Terms

Open Source

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