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complex instruction set computer: a computer whose central processing unit recognizes a relatively large number of instructions.Compare risc
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|Noun||1.||CISC - an agency of the Canadian government that unifies the intelligence units of Canadian law enforcement agencies|
international intelligence agency - an intelligence agency outside the United States
Canada - a nation in northern North America; the French were the first Europeans to settle in mainland Canada; "the border between the United States and Canada is the longest unguarded border in the world"
|2.||CISC - (computer science) a kind of computer architecture that has a large number of instructions hard coded into the CPU chip|
computer architecture, architecture - (computer science) the structure and organization of a computer's hardware or system software; "the architecture of a computer's system software"
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures