Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “microprocessor”

microprocessor

noun [C]
 
 
/ˌmaɪkrəʊˈprəʊsesər/ US   /ˈmaɪkrəʊˌprɑːsesər/
IT a small part of a computer, containing the CPU (= the part of a computer that controls all the other parts): The first microprocessor built in 1971 had 2300 transistors.
(Definition of microprocessor from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of microprocessor?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “microprocessor” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

workmanship

the skill with which something was made or done

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More