processor

[pros-es-er or, esp. British, proh-ses-]
noun
1.
a person or thing that processes.
2.
Computers.
b.
controller ( def 5 ).
Also, processer.


Origin:
1905–10; process + -or2

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processor (ˈprəʊsɛsə)
 
n
1.  computing another name for central processing unit
2.  a person or thing that carries out a process

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processor   (prŏs'ěs'ər, prō'sěs'-)  Pronunciation Key 
  1. A part of a computer, such as the central processing unit, that performs calculations or other manipulations of data.

  2. A program that translates another program into a form acceptable by the computer being used.


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processor definition


central processing unit

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Example sentences
Blend all pesto ingredients in a food processor or blender until smooth.
If the nature of the universe is indeed digital then what the speed of light
  defines for us is the processor speed.
Place the steamed vegetables in the work bowl of your food processor or blender.
When the stored energy of the battery dropped below a certain threshold, the
  processor would ignite combustion of one pellet.
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