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


  1. processor

    A processor, also known as a microprocessor or CPU (Central Processing Unit), is the key component of a computer system that carries out most of the processing inside the computer. It interprets and performs instructions from the computer's memory, and performs arithmetic and logical operations. In essence, a processor is the brain of a computer. It plays a crucial role in data processing and information handling.

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. Wesley D'Amico:

    The best software doesn't speed up a slow processor. Unblock your conscience before starting to update yourself, if your attitudes are not compatible with thoughts, your self-esteem has a virus, if it does not format, disconnect from the internet and turn off bluetooth.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  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. Peter Kelly:

    There's a South American soy processor who wants to put on 1,500 crush spreads but hasn't been able to get it legged in, it's the kind of trade that was easy to do in the pit. But there's not a market for it on the screen.

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