instruction word

instruction word

[in′strək·shən ‚wərd]
(computer science)
A computer word containing an instruction rather than data. Also known as coding line.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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