Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “source code”

source code

noun [U]     IT
the form in which a computer program is originally written before it is changed into computer language: The software company has only shared its source code with close partners and carefully chosen organizations.
(Definition of source code noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of source code

Word of the Day


willing to give money, help, kindness, etc., especially more than is usual or expected

Word of the Day


Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More