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Meaning of “processor” in the English Dictionary

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processornoun [C]

 us   /ˈprɑs·es·ər, ˈproʊ·ses-/
a ​person, ​device, or ​business that ​processes things: a ​food processor
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processornoun [C]

uk   /ˈprəʊsesər/  us   /ˈprɑːsesər/
IT the ​part of a ​computer that ​controls all the other ​parts: To ​maximizeperformance, ​users will ​require a 1GHz processor and 1GB of ​RAM.
PRODUCTION a ​company that prepares ​farmproducts for ​sale, especially as ​food for ​people: The nation's largest processor of meat and poultry has said it will ​stop using ​gastechnology to ​keepproducts looking fresh. The corn and soybean processor said it ​agreed to ​plead guilty to price-fixing ​charges and ​pay $100 million in ​fines.
(Definition of processor from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “processor”
in Chinese (Simplified) (计算机的)处理器…
in Turkish bilgi işlemci, işlemci…
in Russian процессор…
in Chinese (Traditional) (電腦的)處理器…
in Polish procesor…
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