microinstruction

noun

mi·​cro·​in·​struc·​tion ˌmī-krō-in-ˈstrək-shən How to pronounce microinstruction (audio)
: a computer instruction that activates the circuits necessary to perform a single machine operation usually as part of the execution of a machine-language instruction

Word History

First Known Use

1959, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of microinstruction was in 1959

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“Microinstruction.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/microinstruction. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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