quasi-instruction

quasi-instruction

[¦kwä·zē in′strək·shən]
(computer science)
An expression in a source program which resembles an instruction in form, but which does not have a corresponding machine instruction in the object program, and is directed to the assembler or compiler. Also known as pseudoinstruction.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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