- program instructions that must be translated by a compiler, interpreter, or assembler into object code before execution.
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- computing the original form of a computer program before it is converted into a machine-readable code
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- Code written by a programmer in a high-level language and readable by people but not computers. Source code must be converted to object code or machine language by a compiler before a computer can read or execute the program. Compare object code.
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