Instruction-set meaning

The group of machine language instructions that a computer can follow, which may range from a handful to several hundred. It is a fundamental architectural component of a CPU and is either built into the CPU or into microcode, a layer between the instruction set and the circuitry. The instruction length is generally from one to four bytes long. See CISC, RISC, machine language, microcode and CPU.
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(computing) The set of machine instructions that a particular CPU can execute; the corresponding set of assembly language mnemonics.
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