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Functional unit

A subsystem of the central processing unit of a computer. E.g. arithmetic and logic unit, memory address register, barrel shifter, register file.


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    A function applied to (some of) its arguments. If it is not applied to all its argument then it is a “partial application”. Application is usually written in the form f(x) but some languages such as command-line interpreters and many functional languages use juxtaposition: f x. Lisp places the parentheses around the whole application: (f […]

  • Functionary

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