variable-cycle operation

variable-cycle operation

[′ver·ē·ə·bəl ¦sī·kəl ‚äp·ə′rā·shən]
(computer science)
An operation that requires a variable number of regularly timed execution cycles for its completion.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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