macro instruction


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Noun1.macro instruction - a single computer instruction that results in a series of instructions in machine languagemacro instruction - a single computer instruction that results in a series of instructions in machine language
program line, instruction, statement, command - (computer science) a line of code written as part of a computer program
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These macro instruction definitions consist of bytecode instructions, and replace common instruction sequences in the code.
A macro instruction corresponds to each phase, and contains all micro instructions in order to let the requested operation take place.
Some complicated operations and diagnostics are implemented as instruction sequences in a small, on-chip ROM, called the Macro Instruction ROM (MIROM); all other instructions are hardwired.
The status line now displays the cell address and the cell contents of the macro being executed, and highlights the macro instruction to be executed next.