processors

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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