[mahy-kroh-pros-es-er, ‐uh-ser; especially British ‐proh-ses-er, ‐suh-ser]
- an integrated computer circuit that performs all the functions of a CPU.
Origin of microprocessor
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Examples from the Web for microprocessor
A new computer, for instance, may or may not have a microprocessor made with conflict minerals.Helter Smelter No More: Moving to Conflict Free Minerals
June 26, 2014
Currently every iOS device runs on a Samsung microprocessor: Apple orders about 200 million of them a year.
Every Samsung microprocessor will go into a Samsung product.
Apple makes the microprocessor, the device, the operating system, and some of the key applications.Wall Street's Apple Panic
October 18, 2011
The capabilities of the integrated circuit (IC), and in particular the microprocessor, continue to increase unabated.Shock and Awe
Harlan K. Ullman
- 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
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- An integrated circuit that contains a processor, such as a central processing unit.
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