microinstruction

noun
mi·​cro·​in·​struc·​tion | \ -ˈstrək-shən How to pronounce microinstruction (audio) \

Definition of microinstruction

: 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

First Known Use of microinstruction

1959, in the meaning defined above

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