coprocessor

noun co·pro·ces·sor \ (ˌ)kō-ˈprä-se-sər , -ˈprō- \
Updated on: 11 Apr 2018

Definition of coprocessor

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

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1980

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