noun \(ˌ)kō-ˈprä-se-sər, -ˈprō-\

Definition of COPROCESSOR

:  an extra processor in a computer that is designed to perform specialized tasks (as mathematical calculations)

First Known Use of COPROCESSOR



noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Additional processor used in some personal computers to perform specialized tasks such as extensive arithmetic calculations or processing of graphical displays. The coprocessor is often designed to do such tasks more efficiently than the main processor, resulting in far greater speeds for the computer as a whole.


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