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proc·es·sor / ˈpräsˌesər; ˈpräsəsər; ˈprō-/ • n. a machine that processes something: the processor overexposed the film. ∎  Comput. another term for central processing unit. ∎  short for food processor.

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processor A computer, usually/often the central processor. See also microprocessor, I/O processor, communication processor.