microinstruction

[ mahy-kroh-in-struhk-shuh n ]
/ ˌmaɪ kroʊ ɪnˈstrʌk ʃən /

noun Computers.

an instruction that defines part of a machine-language instruction in terms of simpler operations.

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Origin of microinstruction

First recorded in 1955–60; micro- + instruction
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British Dictionary definitions for microinstruction

microinstruction
/ (ˈmaɪkrəʊɪnˌstrʌkʃən) /

noun

computing an instruction produced within an arithmetic and logic unit in accordance with a microprogram, that activates a particular circuit to perform part of the operation specified by a machine instruction
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