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computer architecture

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(Computer Science) the structure, behaviour, and design of computers
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Noun1.computer architecture - the art of assembling logical elements into a computing devicecomputer architecture - the art of assembling logical elements into a computing device; the specification of the relation between parts of a computer system
spec, specification - a detailed description of design criteria for a piece of work
neural net, neural network - computer architecture in which processors are connected in a manner suggestive of connections between neurons; can learn by trial and error
2.computer architecture - (computer science) the structure and organization of a computer's hardware or system software; "the architecture of a computer's system software"
structure - the manner of construction of something and the arrangement of its parts; "artists must study the structure of the human body"; "the structure of the benzene molecule"
complex instruction set computer, complex instruction set computing, CISC - (computer science) a kind of computer architecture that has a large number of instructions hard coded into the CPU chip
reduced instruction set computer, reduced instruction set computing, RISC - (computer science) a kind of computer architecture that has a relatively small set of computer instructions that it can perform
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
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