microinstruction

noun
mi·​cro·​in·​struc·​tion | \ ˌmī-krō-in-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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“Microinstruction.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/microinstruction. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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