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Central processing unit

Central processing unit

WordNet



noun


(1)   (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"
Wiktonary



Noun


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