What is processor? - Definition from WhatIs.com
Part of the Microprocessors glossary:

A processor is the logic circuitry that responds to and processes the basic instructions that drive a computer.

The term processor has generally replaced the term central processing unit (CPU). The processor in a personal computer or embedded in small devices is often called a microprocessor.

This was last updated in April 2006
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