The part of a computer that interprets and carries out instructions provided by the software. It tests and manipulates data, and transfers information to and from other components, such as the working memory, disk drive, monitor, and keyboard. The central processing units of personal computers are generally implemented on a single chip, called a microprocessor .
(Slang) the main computer case containing the central components of a personal computer
(computer science) the part of a computer (a microprocessor chip) that does most of the data processing
A person who processes things (foods, photos, applications, etc.).
a large digital computer serving 100-400 users and occupying a special air-conditioned room
A computer built around a microprocessor for use by an individual. Personal computers have their own operating systems, software, and peripherals, and can generally be linked to networks.
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