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a term for processor and microprocessor, the central unit in a computer containing the logic circuitry that performs the instructions of a computer's programs.
the part of the central processor of a computer that supervises the execution of a computer program.
the part of a computer that performs all arithmetic computations, such as addition and multiplication, and all comparison operations.
A special, high-speed storage area within the CPU that stores numbers that are assigned to each byte that the CPU uses to track where data and instructions are stored.
The register of a computer's control unit that contains the data to be stored in the computer storage (primary memory), or the data after a fetch from the computer storage.
a class of storage medium. Computer memory on which data has been prerecorded. Once data has been written onto a chip it cannot be removed and can only be read.
a class of storage medium. Computer memory on which data has been prerecorded. Once data has been written onto a ROM chip, it cannot be removed and can only be read.
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A type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly; that is, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes.
A special high-speed storage mechanism. It can be either a reserved section of main memory or an independent high-speed storage device.
The time period during which one instruction is fetched from memory and executed when a computer is given an instruction in machine language. There are typically four stages.
Connects all the internal components of a computer to the motherboard. They are intended to connect to local device and is rather quick and independent of the other operations.
Carry data in bit-serial form. Many communication systems were originally designed to connect two integrated circuits on the same printed circuit board, connected by signal traces
a computer bus (a series of lines connecting two or more devices) that is used to specify a physical address.

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