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Etymology: L, commendare, to protect
an order given to the computer to execute a specific instruction, such as a code that evokes a particular program or performs a particular function.


n the portion of a computer-related instruction that specifies the operation to be performed. A term used with hardware operations.
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They expressed their optimism that his successor will find him as role model and follow his foot prints to serve the people with same enthusiasm and dedication as he did during his tenure as commandant and medical superintendent of the hospital.
SSP Mian Mohammad Saeed told reporters at the site of the explosion occurred at posh locality of Hayatabad, about three kilometer west of Peshawar that the suicide bomber wearing explosive jacket rammed his motorcycle into the vehicle of Deputy Commandant FRO, Malik Tariq when he was coming from his home to office.
Kenneth John Grogan, 50, of Dinas, Treowen, near Newtown, a detachment commandant with the Powys army cadets, pleaded guilty to possessing the ammunition without the necessary firearms certificate when police searched his home in September last year.
As we came out into the sunlight, the commandant motioned for us to sit.
Hospital sources said that Deputy Commandant is out of danger.
At the end of the ceremony, the Civil Defense Commandant honored the participants and wished them success in assuming their duties.
The moment that we were presented with the trophy made me the proudest of all commandants.
The removal of the commandant was a dubious first in the history of the academy where military leaders learn their first lessons.
Frontier Constabulary deputy commandant Rehmat Khan Mahmoud said: "The explosion destroyed the vehicle killing the commandant but the driver escaped almost unhurt".
March 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps, General Robert Magnus, has joined CNA's Board of Trustees.
New Delhi, Aug 15 (ANI): Commandant Deepak Sharma of the Indian Coast Guard has been decorated with this year's Tatrakshak Medal (Gallantry).
On March 27, the deputy commandant of the Marine Corps for aviation presented the 2005 Marine Aviation Detachment Patuxent River Semper Fidelis Award to the PMA-234 JATO (Jammer Technique Authorization Team).

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