What do you mean by program counter

What do you mean by the term program counter? Write down its use?

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This is a 16 bit special function register in the 8085 microprocessor. This keeps track of the next memory address of the instruction which is to be executed once the execution of the present instruction is completed. In another words, it holds the address of memory location of the next instruction whenever the current instruction is executed by using the microprocessor.

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