processor

noun pro·ces·sor \ ˈprä-ˌse-sər , ˈprō- \
|Updated on: 21 Jul 2018

Definition of processor

1 : one that processes
  • scrap processor
  • agricultural processor
2 a (1) : computer
(2) : a component of a computer that processes data; specifically : cpu
b : a computer program (such as a compiler) that puts another program into a form acceptable to the computer

Examples of processor in a Sentence

  1. the largest seafood processor in the country

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First Known Use of processor

1909

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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PROCESSOR Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of processor for English Language Learners

  • : a machine, company, etc., that treats, prepares, or handles something


PROCESSOR Defined for Kids

processor

noun pro·ces·sor \ ˈprä-ˌse-sər , ˈprō- \

Definition of processor for Students

1 : a person or machine that changes something by a special treatment or takes care of something according to a routine
2 : computer
3 : the part of a computer that operates on data


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