Definition of central processing unit in English:

central processing unit

Syllabification: cen·tral proc·ess·ing u·nit
(also central processor
, abbreviation: CPU)

noun

Computing
The part of a computer in which operations are controlled and executed.
More example sentences
  • Essential electronic components such as chips that control the central processing unit and memory in computers are attached to the PCB using a lead-tin solder.
  • While semiconductor materials such as silicon are utilized for memory and central processing units, the permanent information in computers is stored in magnetized hard drives which utilize the spin of the electron.
  • ‘The temperature must have interfered with some of the central processors, the operating system isn't responding,’ Amy explained.

More definitions of central processing unit

Definition of central processing unit in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day semblance
Pronunciation: ˈsɛmbləns
noun
the outward appearance or apparent form of something…