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microprocessor

[mahy-kroh-pros-es-er, ‐uh-ser; especially British ‐proh-ses-er, ‐suh-ser]
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noun
  1. an integrated computer circuit that performs all the functions of a CPU.
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Origin of microprocessor

First recorded in 1965–70; micro- + processor
Related formsmi·cro·proc·es·sing, noun
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  • The capabilities of the integrated circuit (IC), and in particular the microprocessor, continue to increase unabated.

    Shock and Awe

    Harlan K. Ullman


British Dictionary definitions for microprocessor

microprocessor

noun
  1. computing a single integrated circuit performing the basic functions of the central processing unit in a small computer
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Word Origin and History for microprocessor

n.

1970, from micro- + processor.

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microprocessor in Science

microprocessor

[mīkrō-prŏs′ĕs-ər]
  1. An integrated circuit that contains a processor, such as a central processing unit.
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