Definition of microprocessor
: a computer processor contained on an integrated-circuit chip; also : such a processor with memory and associated circuits
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Technological innovation may eventually mimic a grand pipe organ, although even the ones with nearly 200 microprocessors are derided in the conservative organ community.
Sensors in the binoculars detect movement and transmit the data to a microprocessor, which then sends signals to a prism actuator.
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Definition of microprocessor for English Language Learners
computers : the device in a computer that manages information and controls what the computer does
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: a computer processor contained on an integrated-circuit chip
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