Definition of Microcode

1. Noun. (computer science) coded instructions that are stored permanently in read-only memory.

Exact synonyms: Firmware
Category relationships: Computer Science, Computing
Generic synonyms: Code, Computer Code



Definition of Microcode

1. Noun. (computing) The collective microprograms in a CPU, used to run machine instructions. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Microcode

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Microcode

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microclimate
microclimates
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microclimatology
microcline
microclines
microcluster
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micrococcaceae
micrococcal
micrococcal nuclease
micrococci
micrococcus
micrococcus luteus
microcode (current term)
microcodes
microcolitis
microcolliculi
microcolon
microcolonies
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microcompartment
microcompartments
microcomponent
microcomponents
microcomputation
microcomputer
microcomputers
microcomputing

Literary usage of Microcode

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1. National Computer Security Conference Proceedings, 1992: Information Systems by DIANE Publishing Company (1992)
"More importantly in this context, horizontal microcode is more difficult to ... To date, with respect to the architecture study, horizontal microcode has ..."

2. Guide to Understanding Design Documentation in Trusted Systems by James N. Menendez (1995)
"At the least, a high level view of major operations, eg, interrupts, I/O instruction interpretations is needed if the microcode is not modular enough ..."

3. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1882)
"... by fluids containing microcode!. The author says : " Thus we find in surgical fever, in puerperal fever, in diphtheria, and in erysipelas, the presence ..."

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