A CDE Definition
As an adjective: able to be run in its current format. As a noun: a program file ready to run in a particular environment. See executable code.
Software in a form that can be run in the computer. It typically refers to machine language, which is the set of native instructions the computer carries out in hardware. Executable files in the DOS/Windows world use .EXE and .COM file extensions, while executable files in Unix and Mac do not require specific extensions. They are identified by their file structure.
Software and Hardware to Execute
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