pro·​ces·​sor | \ ˈprä-ˌse-sər , 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

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As for the internal specs, there’s a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, 10GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage, while the battery has been cut from the original Nex’s 4,000mAh to 3,500mAh. Sam Byford, The Verge, "Vivo’s new Nex has a second display and ‘Lunar Ring’ on the back," 11 Dec. 2018 Elsewhere, the A8s is a fairly unremarkable phone, with a Snapdragon 710 processor, 128GB of storage, and up to 8GB of RAM. Michael Simon, PCWorld, "The new Samsung A8s could be our first look at the Galaxy S10's notchless 'hole-punch' display," 10 Dec. 2018 Samsung today announced the Galaxy Book2 (sic; the company has not put a space between the word and the number), a 2-in-1 tablet running Windows 10, powered by a Snapdragon 850 processor. Peter Bright, Ars Technica, "Samsung launches Snapdragon 850-powered Windows 2-in-1," 18 Oct. 2018 The register is running on two Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processors. Lauren Goode, WIRED, "How Square Made Its Own iPad Replacement," 18 June 2018 The phone runs fine, and the 835 is still a great processor. Jacob Kastrenakes, The Verge, "RED Hydrogen One review: all hype," 29 Oct. 2018 Johnson said the culprit could be a waste processor located outside West Valley City by a landfill and a warm summer breeze could filter the smell into nearby neighborhoods. Ryan Gaydos, Fox News, "Mysterious foul odor plagues Utah city: 'If you smell something, say something'," 3 Aug. 2018 To help your phone cool down, put it in airplane mode and stop using processor-intensive apps like games — or better yet, stop using it altogether for a while. Billy Perrigo, Time, "6 Easy Ways to Keep Your Phone Safe in the Summer Heat," 22 June 2018 Having everything from processors, underwriters, management staff – those involved in everything from originating a mortgage loan to closing it – work together under the same roof is invaluable. Michael Schroeder, Indianapolis Star, "Top Workplaces 2018: Bailey and Wood Financial Group," 10 June 2018

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First Known Use of processor

1909, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of processor

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


pro·​ces·​sor | \ ˈprä-ˌse-sər , 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
2 : computer
3 : the part of a computer that operates on data

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