single-step operation

single-step operation

[′siŋ·gəl ¦step ‚äp·ə′rā·shən]
(computer science)
A method of computer operation, used in debugging or detecting computer malfunctions, in which a program is carried out one instruction at a time, each instruction being performed in response to a manual control device such as a switch or button. Also known as one-shot operation; one-step operation; single-shot operation; step-by-step operation.
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Additionally, in some cases it has cost and property performance advantages because SSSP can achieve equal or better dispersion in a single-step operation [10] than can be achieved by a multistep process.
Machining time for the single-step operation was three minutes, and the part had a surface finish of 8 to 10 muR.
This clean-running, single-step operation is environmentally safe.

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