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Dictionary Definition



1 a business engaged in processing agricultural products and preparing them for market
2 someone who processes things (foods or photographs or applicants etc.)
3 (computer science) the part of a computer (a microprocessor chip) that does most of the data processing; the CPU and the memory form the central part of a computer to which the peripherals are attached [syn: central processing unit, CPU, C.P.U., central processor, mainframe]

User Contributed Dictionary



to process + or


  1. A device which processes, which changes something
  2. A computer, especially as short for a microprocessor.
    This computer has two processors, but only one keyboard.


a device which processes, which changes something
a computer, especially as short for a microprocessor
  • Finnish: prosessori
  • Lithuanian: procesorius

Extensive Definition

Processor may refer to:

See also

processor in Arabic: معالج
processor in German: Prozessor
processor in Modern Greek (1453-): Επεξεργαστής
processor in Spanish: Procesador
processor in Japanese: プロセッサ
processor in Korean: 프로세서
processor in Russian: Процессор
processor in Slovak: Základná jednotka
processor in Slovenian: CPU
processor in Ukrainian: Процесор
processor in Chinese: 處理器
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