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instruction set
Last modified: Tuesday, February 17, 2004 

(n.) Also called a command set, the basic set of commands, or instructions, that a microprocessor understands. One of the principal characteristics that separates RISC from CISC microprocessors is the size of the instruction set -- RISC microprocessors have relatively small instruction sets whereas CISC processors have relatively large instruction sets.

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