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Machine Code Instruction

A binary code that a machine can understand and execute

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Compiled high-level language program

A program translated into machine code before it is executed on a digital computer

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Op-Code

The part of a machine code instruction that denotes the basic machine operation, e.g. ADD

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Operand

The part of a machine code instruction that represents a single item of binary data or the address of a single item of binary data

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Instruction Set

The set of bit patterns or binary codes for the machine operations that a processor has been designed to perform.