Definition of Complex instruction set computing
1. Noun. (computer science) a kind of computer architecture that has a large number of instructions hard coded into the CPU chip.
Generic synonyms: Architecture, Computer Architecture
Category relationships: Computer Science, Computing
Antonyms: Risc, Reduced Instruction Set Computer, Reduced Instruction Set Computing
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1. Global Competitiveness of the U. S. Computer Software and Service Industriesby DIANE Publishing Company by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"... IS to 50 percent higher than traditional PC microprocessors (complex instruction set computing processors), due to their streamlined instruction set. ..."
2. Information Engineering: Identification of Influential Technologies, Impact by Uday Phadke, Paul Ormerod, Christopher Coggill, Kaush Kotak (1997)
"The industry is currently led by Intel and Intel-comparable processors that are based on complex instruction-set computing (CISC) technology. ..."