disassembler

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disassemble +‎ -er

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disassembler (plural disassemblers)

  1. (computing) A computer program that examines another computer program and attempts to generate assembly language source code that would, in theory, reproduce the target program.

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The term "disassembler" is properly applied only to programs that produce Assembly Language output. If the output is in another programming language such as C, the program is called a decompiler instead.

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