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CISC

[sisk]

CISC

CISC

(Complex Instruction Set Computer) Pronounced "sisk." The traditional architecture of a computer which uses microcode to execute very comprehensive instructions. Instructions may be variable in length and use several addressing modes, requiring complex circuitry to decode them. Contrast with RISC.
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