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 for Source code
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  source code
      n 1: program instructions written as an ASCII text file; must be
           translated by a compiler or interpreter or assembler into
           the object code for a particular computer before execution

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  source code
  source language
      (Or "source", or rarely "source language")
     computer+program+({software">The form in which a computer program ({software) is written by
     the programmer.  Source code is written in some formal
     programming language which can be compiled automatically into
     object code or machine code or executed by an interpreter.
     Source code might be stored in a source code management system.
     If you have the source code for a program rather than just its
     compiled, executable form, then you can, with the right tools,
     modify it to fix bugs or add new features.  This is the basis
     of the open source philosophy - empowering people to improve the
     software they use for the benefit of themselves and others.
     The Jargon File would have us believe that an old-time hacker
     might refer to source code informally as "English", with the
     implication that to him his favourite programming language is at
     least as readable as English.

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