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cross assembler[′krȯs ə‚sem·blər]
An assembly program that allows a computer program written on one type of computer to be used on another type.
cross assemblerAn assembler that generates machine language for a different type of computer than the one the assembler is running in. It is used to develop programs for computers on a chip or microprocessors used in specialized applications that are either too small or are otherwise incapable of handling the development software.