a. The type of code generated by the java compiler
b. The type of code generated by the Java virtual machine
c. It is another name for a java source file
d. It is another name for comments written within a program
a. The type of code generated by the java compiler.
During the java compilation process, the compiler compiles the source code it generates a .class file, this file contains the byte code. In simpler terms, as soon as the java program is compiled bytecode is generated.