a coding system built into the hardware of a computer, requiring no translation before being run.
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.
[muh-sheen-lahyk] /məˈʃinˌlaɪk/ adjective 1. like a , as in regular movement or uniform pattern of operation: to conduct business with machinelike efficiency.
- Machine moulding
noun 1. (engineering) the process of making moulds and cores for castings by mechanical means, usually by compacting the moulding sand by vibration instead of by ramming down
noun 1. a fully automatic pistol; submachine gun.
- Machine politics
Politics associated with political machines.