Processor definition

prŏsĕsər, prōsĕs-
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A part of a computer, such as the central processing unit, that performs calculations or other manipulations of data.
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A program that translates another program into a form acceptable by the computer being used.
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The definition of a processor is someone or something that prepares or treats something, or makes something happen.

An example of a processor is a kitchen appliance that chops and slices food; a food processor.

An example of a processor is a computer part or program that controls activity and executes instructions.

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A computer.
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A central processing unit.
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A device which processes, which changes something.
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A program that translates another program or a data file into a form acceptable by the computer being used.
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One that processes, especially an apparatus for preparing, treating, or converting material.

A wood pulp processor.

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

He is a loan processor with a bank.

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A computer, especially as short for a microprocessor.

This computer has two processors, but only one keyboard.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
processor
Plural:
processors

Origin of processor

  • Recorded since 1909, from to process + -or

    From Wiktionary