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-An [Acronym] for Complex Instruction Set Computing (or chip?) 
+An [Acronym] for __C__omplex __I__nstruction __S__et __C__omputing (or chip?) 
 Describes a [CPU] that has a large number of machine level instructions hard-coded into it. The most well-known example is the [Intel] [x86] family - each revision has introduced new instructions (for example, MMX extensions) so that the number of instructions in the chip is now well over several hundred. 
 Compare with [RISC] (R = reduced) 
 See for a more in-depth discussion.