microprogram

[ mahy-kruh-proh-gram, -gruh m ]
/ ˈmaɪ krəˌproʊ græm, -grəm /

noun

Computers. a set of microinstructions that defines the individual operations that a computer carries out in response to a machine-language instruction.

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Origin of microprogram

First recorded in 1950–55; micro- + program

OTHER WORDS FROM microprogram

mi·cro·pro·gram·ma·ble, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for microprogram

microprogram
/ (ˈmaɪkrəʊˌprəʊɡræm) /

noun

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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