microprocessor

Definitions

General Science

Computing

Electronics

  • A CPU contained on a single chip. It incorporates the control unit and the arithmetic-logic unit. In order to have the minimum necessary components for computer function, memory and a power supply must be added. Also spelled micro-processor. Also called microprocessor unit, CPU (1), CPU chip, or processor (1).

Information & Library Science

  • noun a microchip which can be programmed to do a large number of tasks or calculations
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