Definition of processor noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈprəʊsesə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈprɑːsesər//
    , NAmE//ˈproʊsesər//
    Computer hardware
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  1. 1a machine or person that processes things
  2. 2 (computing) a part of a computer that controls all the other parts of the system synonym central processing unit See related entries: Computer hardware
  3. see also food processor, microprocessor, word processor
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