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.
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.