a coding system built into the hardware of a computer, requiring no translation before being run.
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Words nearby machine language
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Example sentences from the Web for machine language
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.
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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