(computer hardware) the entire CPU of a computer on a single integrated circuit (chip).
The central processing unit, that part of the electronic circuitry of a computer in which the arithmetic and logical operations are performed on input data, which are thereby converted to output data; it is usually located on the mainboard, or motherboard, of a computer. The CPU and the memory form the central part of a computer to which the peripherals are attached. Most personal computers as of 1998 had only one CPU, but some computers may have more than one CPU.
integrated circuit semiconductor chip that performs the bulk of the processing and controls the parts of a system;
‘a microprocessor functions as the central processing unit of a microcomputer’; ‘a disk drive contains a microprocessor to handle the internal functions of the drive’;
(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
A microprocessor is a computer processor wherein the data processing logic and control is included on a single integrated circuit, or a small number of integrated circuits. The microprocessor contains the arithmetic, logic, and control circuitry required to perform the functions of a computer’s central processing unit.