instruction counter

instruction counter

[in′strək·shən ‚kau̇nt·ər]
(computer science)
A counter that indicates the location of the next computer instruction to be interpreted. Also known as location counter; program counter; sequence counter.
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Supporters of online instruction counter with evidence that distance learners retain information better than students in the traditional classroom setting.
The Instruction CAMMU contains its own instruction counter, and will feed the next 4 bytes of the instruction stream into the instruction buffer every time the next instruction line of the instruction bus is clocked.