(computer science) the part of a computer (a microprocessor chip) that does most of the data processing
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 .
A large, often powerful computer, usually dedicated to lengthy, complex calculations or set up for use by many people simultaneously.
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