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Definition of EXE

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Definition: Exe is short for executable and is the extension for an application on Win 32 or .NETplatforms.

An exe is produced by compiling source code into object code then linking it into machine code and writing that to the exe file.

A dll is similar to an exe but is not directly executable. Functions in the dll are called from the main exe. It provides a way to split what would be a very large exe into an exe plus one or more dlls.

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Also Known As: executable, program file
Examples:
My main exe was 2Mb in size.

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