internal interrupt

internal interrupt

[in′tərn·əl ′int·ə‚rəpt]
(computer science)
A signal for attention sent to a computer's central processing unit by another component of the computer.
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internal interrupt

An interrupt that is caused by processing, for example, a request for input or output or an arithmetic overflow error. Contrast with external interrupt.
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