effective address


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effective address

[ə¦fek·tiv ′a‚dres]
(computer science)
The address that is obtained by applying any specified indexing or indirect addressing rules to the specified address; the effective address is then used to identify the current operand.
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NetControl automates IP address block allocations, associates multitiered IP networks with geographic or routing topology, and monitors IP address utilization for effective address capacity management.
The M-CORE architecture Load/Store instructions require two cycles of execution: one for effective address calculation and one to perform the memory access.