instruction mnemonic

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instruction mnemonic definition

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A word or acronym used in assembly language to represent a binary machine instruction operation code. Different processors have different instruction sets and therefore use a different set of mnemonics to represent them.
E.g. ADD, B (branch), BLT (branch if less than), SVC, MOVE, LDR (load register).
(1997-02-18)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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