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non-maskable interrupt

non-maskable interrupt in Technology


(NMI) An IRQ 7 on the PDP-11 or 680x0 or the NMI line on an 80x86. In contrast with a priority interrupt (which might be ignored, although that is unlikely), an NMI is *never* ignored.
(1994-12-13)

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