cpu

noun, often capitalized C&P&U \ ˌsē-(ˌ)pē-ˈyü \

Definition of cpu

: the component of a computer system that performs the basic operations (such as processing data) of the system, that exchanges data with the system's memory or peripherals, and that manages the system's other components called also processor

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Origin and Etymology of cpu

central processing unit

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cpu

noun, often capitalized C&P&U \ ˌsē-ˌpē-ˈyü \

Definition of cpu for Students

: the part of a computer that does most of the processing of data

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