microinstruction

microinstruction

[mahy-kroh-in-struhk-shuhn]
noun Computers.
an instruction that defines part of a machine-language instruction in terms of simpler operations.

Origin:
1955–60; micro- + instruction

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microinstruction (ˈmaɪkrəʊɪnˌstrʌkʃən)
 
n
computing an instruction produced within an arithmetic and logic unit in accordance with a microprogram, that activates a particular circuit to perform part of the operation specified by a machine instruction

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