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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 .
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