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Mnemonics, also called pseudocodes, are abbreviations of alphanumeric characters that serve as commands or instructions for operating a terminal device

or system.

Conversion of mnemonic program code into machine code

Conversion of mnemonic program code into machine code

Mnemonics are used, among other things, during assembly to translate the confusing columns of numbers into simple, memorable machine commands. To do this, mnemonics are chosen that are as short and easy to remember as possible. Simple examples are "add" for adding, "mov" for moving or "cli" for clear interrupt. Mnemonics are freely chosen short names, which are defined only for a certain processor family or a special system. To be able to use mnemonics in programming, they must be explained in a command list.

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