microprogram

microprogram

[mahy-kruh-proh-gram, -gruhm]
noun
Computers. a set of microinstructions that defines the individual operations that a computer carries out in response to a machine-language instruction.

Origin:
1950–55; micro- + program

microprogrammable, adjective
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microprogram (ˈmaɪkrəʊˌprəʊɡræm)
 
n
computing a sequence of microinstructions that controls the operation of an arithmetic and logic unit so that machine code instructions are executed

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