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exe in Technology

/eks'ee/ or /eek'see/ or /E-X-E/ An executable binary file. Some operating systems (notably MS-DOS, VMS, and TWENEX) use the extension .EXE to mark such files. This usage is also occasionally found among Unix programmers even though Unix executables don't have any required suffix.
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The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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  • Topsham, the port of exeter, was a small straggling town, situate on the estuary of the exe.

    Hildebrand Anonymous
  • Exminster , a village on the west bank of the exe, where is a large asylum.

    Devonshire Francis A. Knight
  • I have seen dawn upon the exe, and watched the mists rise upon these heron-haunted flats to meet the morning.

    A West Country Pilgrimage Eden Phillpots
  • From the mouth of exe to the mouth of Teign the coast is uninteresting.

    In the Year of Jubilee George Gissing
  • The city had by them already been called exenceaster, that is, the "cester" or fortified town on the "exe."

  • Exmoor is drained by the exe and Barle, which, when united, flow southward into Devon.

    Somerset G.W. Wade and J.H. Wade
  • Out of pique he caused a dam to be constructed across the exe at Topsham.

  • They and all their supplies may be looked for any day in the exe when the wind changes.

  • A small port and favourite watering-place, beautifully situated five miles east of the mouth of the exe.

    Devonshire Francis A. Knight
  • Now inland, now seaward, I followed the windings of the exe.

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