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An integrated circuit that contains a major processing unit of a computer on a single microchip, such as the central processor or the graphics processor.
(Computer Science) computing a single integrated circuit performing the basic functions of the central processing unit in a small computer
mi•cro•proc•es•sor(ˈmaɪ kroʊˌprɒs ɛs ər, -ə sər; esp. Brit. -ˌproʊ sɛs ər, -sə sər)
an integrated computer circuit that performs all the functions of a CPU.
A computer held on a single chip.
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|Noun||1.||microprocessor - integrated circuit semiconductor chip that performs the bulk of the processing and controls the parts of a system; "a microprocessor functions as the central processing unit of a microcomputer"; "a disk drive contains a microprocessor to handle the internal functions of the drive"|
micro chip, microchip, microprocessor chip, silicon chip, chip - electronic equipment consisting of a small crystal of a silicon semiconductor fabricated to carry out a number of electronic functions in an integrated circuit