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An instruction set is a list of all the instructions, and all their variations, that a processor (or in the case of a virtual machine, an interpreter) can execute.

Instructions include:

  • Arithmetic such as add and subtract
  • Logic instructions such as and, or, and not
  • Data instructions such as move, input, output, load, and store
  • Control flow instructions such as goto, if ... goto, call, and return.

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