channel status word


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channel status word

[¦chan·əl ′stad·əs ‚wərd]
(computer science)
A storage register containing the status information of the input/output operation which caused an interrupt. Abbreviated CSW.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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