Definitions for CPU

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. central processing unit: the key component of a computer system, containing the circuitry necessary to interpret and execute program instructions.

    Category: Computers

    Ref: Compare microprocessor.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. central processing unit, CPU, C.P.U., central processor, processor, mainframe(noun)

    (computer science) the part of a computer (a microprocessor chip) that does most of the data processing

    "the CPU and the memory form the central part of a computer to which the peripherals are attached"


  1. CPU(Noun)

    Any character or entity controlled by the game software.

  2. CPU(Noun)

    the main computer case containing the central components of a personal computer

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Central Processing Unit; a central computer unit that controls the activities of other units connected to it.

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