Definition of processor in English:


Syllabification: proc·es·sor
Pronunciation: /ˈpräsˌesər, ˈpräsəsər, ˈprō-


  • 1A machine that processes something: the processor overexposed the film
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    • For the past few years hospital staff have plagiarised one of the units taking out the film processor.
    • A young 15 yr old lad came to see me, so I showed him how to put film into the processor.
    • Another approach is to build a prototype of the machine with relatively few processors.
  • 1.1 Computing another term for central processing unit.
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    • Intel will, on the same date, formally introduce its flip chip 1GHz processors in two flavours.
    • That's not uncommon with new processors, but the motherboard vendors' solution to the problem is unusual.
    • Mainboards for AMD processors come in a red box and those for Intel in a blue one.
  • 1.2 short for food processor.

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