What is machine language?

  • (noun): A set of instructions coded so that the computer can use it directly without further translation.
    Synonyms: machine code
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Some articles on languages, machine, machines, language, machine language:

Programing - History
... See also History of programming languages Ancient cultures had no conception of computing beyond simple arithmetic ... invented the recording of data on a medium that could then be read by a machine ... Prior uses of machine readable media, above, had been for lists of instructions (not data) to drive programmed machines such as Jacquard looms and mechanized musical instruments ...
Joseph Conrad - Writer - Style
... from a fever, raves in his native language, frightening his wife Amy, who flees next morning Yanko dies of heart failure, and it transpires that he had simply been asking in Polish ... borrowed from other, Polish- and French-language authors, to an extent sometimes skirting plagiarism ... an English novelist achieved the same command of atmosphere and precision of language with consistency, a view supported by later critics like A ...
Scientific Software
... Computer software, or just software, is any set of machine-readable instructions (most often in the form of a computer program) that directs a computer's processor ... It is inclusive of both machine instructions (the binary code that the processor understands) and source code (more human-understandable instructions that must be rendered into machine code by compilers or interpreters ... At the lowest level, executable code consists of machine language instructions specific to an individual processor ...
Atari BASIC - Advanced Techniques - Embedded Machine Language
... Atari BASIC does not have a built-in assembly language processor ... Machine code is generally stored as bytes in strings ... Machine code functions are invoked from Atari BASIC with the USR statement, which works in much the same way as GOSUB, but with fewer guarantees ...
Jim Butterfield - Publications
... Learning Machine Code Programming on the Commodore 64 (and other Commodore computers) ... Machine Language Programming for the Commodore 64 Commodore 64/Book and 64K Disk ... Machine language for the Commodore 64, 128, and other Commodore computers (Revised edition of C64 Machine Language Programming ed.) ...

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