Definition of executable

Of, pertaining to, or being a program file that can be run. Executable files have extensions such as .bat, .com, and .exe.

Computer Science

Other definitions of executable

A file in portable executable (PE) file format that can be loaded into memory and executed by the operating system loader. It can be either an .exe or a .dll file. In the .NET context, a PE file must be translated by the common language runtime into code before it can be executed by the operating system.

Computer Science