In computer technology, an integrated circuit that contains on one chip the arithmetic, logical, and control functions of the central processing unit. Microprocessors are used as control systems in many devices, including car electronics and cameras, as well as in personal computers

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  • microprocessor — mi‧cro‧pro‧ces‧sor [ˈmaɪkrəʊˌprəʊsesə ǁ kroʊˌprɑː sesər] noun [countable] COMPUTING the central chip in a computer, which controls most of its operations: • The development of increasingly powerful and inexpensive microprocessors led to the… …   Financial and business terms

  • microprocessor — (n.) 1970, from MICRO (Cf. micro ) + PROCESSOR (Cf. processor) …   Etymology dictionary

  • microprocessor —  Microprocessor  Микропроцессор   Устройство, отвечающее за выполнение арифметических, логических операций и операций управления, записанных в машинном коде. Этот процессор реализуется в виде одной микросхемы или комплекта из нескольких… …   Толковый англо-русский словарь по нанотехнологии. - М.

  • microprocessor — ► NOUN ▪ an integrated circuit containing all the functions of a central processing unit of a computer …   English terms dictionary

  • microprocessor — [mī΄krō präs′es ər] n. [ MICRO + PROCESSOR] a chip containing the logical elements for performing calculations, carrying out stored instructions, etc.: used as the central processing unit of a microcomputer …   English World dictionary

  • Microprocessor — Intel 4004, the first general purpose, commercial microprocessor A microprocessor incorporates the functions of a computer s central processing unit (CPU) on a single integrated circuit,[1] (IC) or at most a few integrated circuits …   Wikipedia

  • microprocessor — microprocessing, n. /muy kroh pros es euhr, euh seuhr/; esp. Brit. / proh ses euhr, seuh seuhr/, n. an integrated computer circuit that performs all the functions of a CPU. [1965 70; MICRO + PROCESSOR] * * * Miniature electronic device that… …   Universalium

  • microprocessor — UK [ˈmaɪkrəʊˌprəʊsesə(r)] / US [ˌmaɪkroʊˈprɑˌsesər] noun [countable] Word forms microprocessor : singular microprocessor plural microprocessors computing a piece of electronic equipment inside a computer that makes it work. It is often simply… …   English dictionary

  • microprocessor — noun Microprocessor is used before these nouns: ↑chip …   Collocations dictionary

  • microprocessor — [[t]ma͟ɪkroʊpro͟ʊsesə(r)[/t]] microprocessors N COUNT In a computer, the microprocessor is the main microchip, which controls its most important functions …   English dictionary

  • microprocessor —    A central processor unit on a single chip, often referred to as the processor.    The first microprocessor was developed by Intel in 1969. The microprocessors most often used in Apple Macintosh computers are manufactured by Motorola, and Intel …   Dictionary of networking

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