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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A method of operating the control unit of a computer by breaking down the control instructions into a sequence of small steps.

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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of microprogram.


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  • Derek turned it over in his hands, recognizing Home Systems work, a thin gold and jade communicator-cum-companion, voice activated, with a giga-bit memory, and enough microprogramming to play music, translate Bug signals, and teach you Classic French cooking, all at the same time.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • Within that span of time, you can have short periods of microprogramming intended to achieve just one thing.


  • Wilkes came up with a new design principle, microprogramming, that greatly simplified the logical design of the new computer.

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