interrupt priorities[′in·tə‚rəpt prī‚är·ə·dēz]
The sequence of importance assigned to attending to the various interrupts that can occur in a computer system.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
interrupt prioritiesThe sequence of importance assigned to interrupts. If two interrupts occur simultaneously, the interrupt with the higher priority is serviced first. In some systems, a higher-priority interrupt can gain control of the computer while it is processing a lower-priority interrupt.
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