The code segment is the part of an application program in which the explicit machine code ( opcode ) are available, which are supplied to the processor, and then executed. Thus, a code segment contains instructions (commands) for the computer that will run this.

The code segment is translated by the compiler from the source code of the application. From the code segment can be recovered source code ( assembly code ) using a disassembler again.

The operating system (and later the processor ), the commands works in the code segment, step by step, until in the application of a termination condition occurs and initiates the self- termination of the application.

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