internally stored program

internally stored program

[in′tərn·əl·ē ¦stȯrd ′prō·grəm]
(computer science)
A sequence of instructions, stored inside the computer in the same storage facilities as the computer data, as opposed to external storage on tape, disk, drum, or cards.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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