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indirection

Not direct. Indirection provides a way of accessing instructions, routines and objects when their physical location is constantly changing. The initial routine points to some place, and, using hardware and/or software, that place points to some other place. There can be multiple levels of indirection. For example, point to A, which points to B, which points to C. See indirect addressing.



indirect addressing

An address mode that points to another pointer rather than the actual data. This mode is prohibited in RISC architecture. See indirection.



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