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microprogram

[mahy-kruh-proh-gram, -gruh m]
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noun
  1. Computers. a set of microinstructions that defines the individual operations that a computer carries out in response to a machine-language instruction.

Origin of microprogram

First recorded in 1950–55; micro- + program
Related formsmi·cro·pro·gram·ma·ble, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for microprogram

microprogram

noun
  1. computing a sequence of microinstructions that controls the operation of an arithmetic and logic unit so that machine code instructions are executed
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