processor

noun
pro·​ces·​sor | \ ˈprä-ˌse-sər How to pronounce processor (audio) , ˈprō-\

Definition of processor

1 : one that processes scrap processor agricultural processor
2a(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

the largest seafood processor in the country
Recent Examples on the Web Drones claimed by Yemen's Houthi rebels attacked the world's largest oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia and a major oilfield operated by Saudi Aramco early Saturday, sparking a huge fire at a processor crucial to global energy supplies. Sarah Brookbank, Cincinnati.com, "Gas prices in Greater Cincinnati could spike after Saudi Arabia oil attack," 16 Sep. 2019 The drones attacked the world’s largest oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia and a major oilfield operated by Saudi Aramco early Saturday, sparking a huge fire at a processor crucial to global energy supplies. Washington Post, "The Latest: US ‘ready’ to deploy resources from reserves," 15 Sep. 2019 The iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max all come with the A13 Bionic chip, a new processor that promises better performance for sophisticated apps than the previous option. Don Reisinger, Fortune, "Apple’s Big Week Includes Start iPhone 11 Pre-Orders," 14 Sep. 2019 The company quietly killed off its Series 4 model on Tuesday to further differentiate between the lower-end model and the Series 5, which touts a faster processor and an always-on display that still promises 18 hours of battery life. Samantha Murphy Kelly, CNN, "The Apple Watch's secret weapon is its new price," 12 Sep. 2019 On paper, as noted above, the A13 Bionic chip seems like a really powerful processor. Jacob Krol, CNN Underscored, "We got our hands on the new iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max and we were impressed," 12 Sep. 2019 Hardware-wise, the InvizBox 2 is fairly impressive for a low-cost router, powered by a quad-core ARM processor with 1 gigabyte of memory. Sean Gallagher, Ars Technica, "InvizBox 2 redefines what “privacy” routers can do," 3 Sep. 2019 It’s estimated that a carbon nanotube processor could run three times faster than current chips using about one-third the energy. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Milestone Carbon-Nanotube Microchip Sends First Message: ‘Hello World!’," 30 Aug. 2019 All new devices released with Android 10 will also be required to implement disk encryption, even if the gadget is a low-power Internet of Things widget that doesn't have a powerful processor. Louise Matsakis, WIRED, "The Android 10 Privacy and Security Upgrades You Should Know About," 22 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of processor

1909, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of processor was in 1909

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processor

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How to pronounce processor (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of processor

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

processor

noun
pro·​ces·​sor | \ ˈprä-ˌse-sər How to pronounce processor (audio) , ˈprō-\

Kids Definition of processor

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

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