mi·​cro·​pro·​gram·​ming ˌmī-krō-ˈprō-ˌgra-miŋ How to pronounce microprogramming (audio)
: the use of routines stored in memory rather than specialized circuits to control a device (such as a computer)

Word History

First Known Use

1953, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of microprogramming was in 1953

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“Microprogramming.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/microprogramming. Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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