control register

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  • In a CPU, a register that contains the address of the location in memory that is to be accessed by the next instruction. May also refer to the address of the current instruction. Also called by various other names, including control counter, current-instruction register, program counter, program register, instruction register, instruction counter, and sequence register.
  • synonymcontrol counter
  • synonymcurrent-instruction register
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