Definition of Central processing unit

1. 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"

Definition of Central processing unit

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

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Literary usage of Central processing unit

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1. U. S. National Security and Military/Commercial Concerns with the People's edited by Christopher Cox (1999)
"... input/output system, and central processing unit.220 Massively parallel processors now use commodity processors, and can utilize commodity interconnects ..."

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