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Noun: processor  'pró,se-su(r) or 'prow,se-su(r) [N. Amer], 'prow,se-su(r) [Brit]
  1. A business engaged in processing agricultural products and preparing them for market
  2. (photography) someone who processes things (foods, photographs or applicants etc.)
  3. (computing) the part of a computer (a microprocessor chip) that does most of the data processing
    "the processor and the memory form the central part of a computer to which the peripherals are attached";
    - central processing unit, CPU, C.P.U., central processor, mainframe

Derived forms: processors

Type of: business, business concern, business organisation [Brit], business organization, computer hardware, concern, electronic equipment, hardware, worker

Part of: computer, computing device, computing machine, data processor, electronic computer, information processing system

Encyclopedia: Processor