computer hardware

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Noun1.computer hardware - (computer science) the mechanical, magnetic, electronic, and electrical components making up a computer systemcomputer hardware - (computer science) the mechanical, magnetic, electronic, and electrical components making up a computer system
C.P.U., central processing unit, central processor, CPU, mainframe, processor - (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"
constituent, element, component - an artifact that is one of the individual parts of which a composite entity is made up; especially a part that can be separated from or attached to a system; "spare components for cars"; "a component or constituent element of a system"
computer memory, computer storage, memory board, store, memory, storage - an electronic memory device; "a memory and the CPU form the central part of a computer to which peripherals are attached"
scheduler - computer hardware that arranges jobs to be done by the computer in an appropriate order
sequencer - computer hardware that sorts data or programs into a predetermined sequence
upgrade - hardware that provides better performance than an earlier version did
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures