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address register[′ad·res ‚rej·ə·stər]
A register wherein the address part of an instruction is stored by a computer.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
address registerA high-speed circuit in a computing device that holds the addresses of data to be processed or of the next instruction to be executed. The number of bits in the register determines the amount of memory that can be addressed. For example, a 32-bit register can address 4GB. See flat address space and binary values.
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