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1. One that processes, especially an apparatus for preparing, treating, or converting material: a wood pulp processor.
a. A computer.
b. A central processing unit.
c. A program that translates another program or a data file into a form acceptable by the computer being used.
1. (Computer Science) computing another name for central processing unit
2. a person or thing that carries out a process
or proc•ess•er(ˈprɒs ɛs ər; esp. Brit. ˈproʊ sɛs-)
1. a person or thing that processes.
2. a computer.
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|Noun||1.||processor - a business engaged in processing agricultural products and preparing them for market|
|2.||processor - someone who processes things (foods or photographs or applicants etc.)|
worker - a person who works at a specific occupation; "he is a good worker"
|3.||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"|
computer, computing device, computing machine, data processor, electronic computer, information processing system - a machine for performing calculations automatically
electronic equipment - equipment that involves the controlled conduction of electrons (especially in a gas or vacuum or semiconductor)
computer hardware, hardware - (computer science) the mechanical, magnetic, electronic, and electrical components making up a computer system