a coding system built into the hardware of a computer, requiring no translation before being run.
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How to use machine language in a sentence
Only the most modern layers were built with cybersecurity as a design constraint, and almost none of the machine languages used were ever meant to be compatible.
These systems permit programs to be written using meaningful names (symbols) rather than actual machine language.IBM 1401 Programming Systems | Anonymous
Machine-language programming has not proved to be a bad chore because the system is a fixed-hardware setup.On-Line Data-Acquisition Systems in Nuclear Physics, 1969 | H. W. Fulbright et al.
Problem oriented language statements may be freely intermixed with symbolic machine language instructions.Preliminary Specifications: Programmed Data Processor Model Three (PDP-3) | Digital Equipment Corporation
Scientific definitions for machine language
The set of instructions, encoded as strings of binary bits, interpreted directly by a computer's central processing unit. Each different type of central processing unit has its own machine language. For a given machine language, each unique combination of 1's and 0's in an instruction has a unique interpretation, including such operations as arithmetical operations, incrementing a counter, saving data to memory, testing if data has a certain value, and so on. Computer programs are rarely written directly in machine language; instead, higher-level programming languages are used. See more at programming language.
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