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Definition of "processor" []

  • One that processes, especially an apparatus for preparing, treating, or converting material: a wood pulp processor. (noun)
  • Computer Science A computer. (noun)
  • Computer Science A central processing unit. (noun)
  • Computer Science A program that translates another program into a form acceptable by the computer being used. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "processor" in a sentence
  • "She had installed it for just this moment: When she'd be driving and need a way to keep working on her novel cause while she had a word processor on her phone she couldn't really type on her phone while she was driving."
  • "You may not be able to write out an entire paper, but you certainly can outline one using the word processor on your mobile device."
  • "In no time the hand-held calculator made the slide rule extinct, and the word processor sent the typewriter into irreversible decline."