central processing unit

The part of a computer that fetches, decodes and executes instructions; attached directly to the memory. Abbreviated: CPU.

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  • central processing unit — ➔ unit * * * central processing unit UK US noun [C] (also central processor) IT ► a CPU(Cf. ↑CPU) …   Financial and business terms

  • central processing unit — (CPU) unit which performs data processing and controls all units of a computer, brain of a computer …   English contemporary dictionary

  • central processing unit — (also central processor) ► NOUN ▪ the part of a computer in which operations are controlled and executed …   English terms dictionary

  • central processing unit — central processing .unit n a ↑CPU …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • central processing unit — n. the part of a computer that controls its overall activity, as by executing instructions and performing logical operations …   English World dictionary

  • Central processing unit — CPU redirects here. For other uses, see CPU (disambiguation). An Intel 80486DX2 CPU from above An Intel 80486DX2 from below …   Wikipedia

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  • central processing unit — noun (computer science) the part of a computer (a microprocessor chip) that does most of the data processing the CPU and the memory form the central part of a computer to which the peripherals are attached • Syn: ↑CPU, ↑C.P.U., ↑central processor …   Useful english dictionary

  • central processing unit — Computers. See CPU. Also called central processor. [1965 70] * * * ▪ computer       principal part of any digital computer (computer memory) system, generally composed of the main memory, control unit, and arithmetic logic unit. It constitutes… …   Universalium

  • central processing unit — UK [ˌsentrəl ˈprəʊsesɪŋ ˌjuːnɪt] / US [ˌsentrəl ˈprɑsesɪŋ ˌjunɪt] noun [countable] Word forms central processing unit : singular central processing unit plural central processing units computing a CPU in a computer …   English dictionary

  • Central Processing Unit — Processeur « CPU » redirige ici. Pour les autres significations, voir CPU (homonymie) …   Wikipédia en Français

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