microinstruction

Definitions

General Science

Computing

  • noun a hardwired instruction, part of a microcode, that controls the actions of the ALU in a processor

Electronics

  • One of the fundamental operations necessary to carry out a single machine instruction. Microinstructions are even more basic than machine instructions, and a sequence of them may be necessary to perform a single machine instruction. An example is an instruction which moves a bit from one location to another. Also spelled micro-instruction.
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