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processor

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈprəʊsesər/ US   /ˈprɑːsesər/
IT the part of a computer that controls all the other parts: To maximize performance, users will require a 1GHz processor and 1GB of RAM. → See also CPU, microprocessor, word processor
PRODUCTION a company that prepares farm products for sale, especially as food for people: The nation's largest processor of meat and poultry has said it will stop using gas technology to keep products looking fresh. The corn and soybean processor said it agreed to plead guilty to price-fixing charges and pay $100 million in fines.
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