What does processor mean?

Definitions for processor
ˈprɒs ɛs ər; esp. Brit. ˈproʊ sɛs-pro·ces·sor

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. processornoun

    a business engaged in processing agricultural products and preparing them for market

  2. processornoun

    someone who processes things (foods or photographs or applicants etc.)

  3. central processing unit, CPU, C.P.U., central processor, processor, mainframenoun

    (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. processornoun

    A person who processes things (foods, photos, applications, etc.).

    He is a loan processor with a bank.

  2. processornoun

    A device which processes, which changes something.

  3. processornoun

    A computer, especially as short for a microprocessor.

    This computer has two processors, but only one keyboard.

  4. Etymology: Recorded since 1909, from to process + -or

Editors Contribution

  1. processor

    A person that processes.

    Her role was a processor.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 15, 2020  

  2. processor

    A type of device that processes.

    The computer processor works efficiently.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 7, 2020  

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'processor' in Nouns Frequency: #1729

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of processor in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of processor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of processor in a Sentence

  1. Ian Buck:

    In terms of China, I think they've clearly stated that they have a domestic accelerator and processor strategy that they will pursue, and that's clearly what they are doing.

  2. Doug Davis:

    We're creating compute capability in end-point devices that scale from our highest performance Xeon processor to the Quark family of products.

  3. Rene Summer:

    If an SME finds it hard to find a processor that doesn't want to comply with European contract terms, there is plenty of choice.

  4. The EDPS:

    Though the investigation is still ongoing, preliminary results reveal serious concerns over compliance of the relevant contractual terms with data protection rules and the role of Microsoft as a processor for EU institutions using its products and services.

  5. Thad Peterson:

    It's a pretty sticky product, once merchants find a processor that works for them, they are unlikely to change. Merchants aren't in the business of payments, they are in the business of selling stuff.

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