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Processor vs. Microprocessor

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Processornoun

A person or institution who processes things (foods, photos, applications, etc.).

‘He is a loan processor with a bank.’;

Microprocessornoun

(computer hardware) the entire CPU of a computer on a single integrated circuit (chip).

Processornoun

A device which processes, which changes something (a computer processor, food processor, etc.).

‘The food processor shredded the vegetables.’;

Microprocessornoun

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’;

Processornoun

A central processing unit.

‘This mainframe's processor is fast.’;

Microprocessor

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.

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Processornoun

A microprocessor.

‘This computer has two processors, but only one keyboard.''’;

Processornoun

a business engaged in processing agricultural products and preparing them for market

Processornoun

someone who processes things (foods or photographs or applicants etc.)

Processornoun

(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

Processornoun

a machine that processes something

‘the processor overexposed the film’;

Processornoun

another term for central processing unit

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