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Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An integrated circuit that contains the entire central processing unit of a computer on a single chip.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. the entire CPU of a computer on a single integrated circuit (chip).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. integrated circuit semiconductor chip that performs the bulk of the processing and controls the parts of a system

Etymologies

micro- +‎ processor (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Catastrophic Error Detection Is Disabled: An interrupt that detects that the microprocessor is trying to execute an illegal instruction is disabled ….

    p2pnet World Headlines – May 14, 2009

  • And as for the news angle, the fact that a niche player can transition to a new microprocessor is not a good reason for web “front page” play (didn’t see a similar mention when HP adopted dual-core server technology or Cisco launched gigabyte ethernet products, which impacted a far greater percentage of the technology world).

    For fellow Apple cultists « BuzzMachine

  • Since the early 1980s, the microprocessor has been the king of computer chips.

    Graphics Chips Reshape the Battlefield

  • Andy Grove, at the time that an engineer proposed to him to work on something called a "microprocessor".

    Forbes.com: News

  • The actual Ontario microprocessor, which is a dual-core chip, will be able to offer 90% of today's "mainstream performance" in less than half of die area.

    X-bit labs

  • "Having the memory controller in the microprocessor is a huge benefit for servers."

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  • It appears the microprocessor is the same as used in the EOS SLR.

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  • For example, the Mac Mini uses Intel's Core 2 Duo P7350 microprocessor, which is designated as a mobile chip.

    Purchasing - Top Stories

  • Bangalore: Chipmaker Intel Corp launched its first 6-core x86 microprocessor, which is also the first microprocessor to be designed entirely in India.

    Top Stories - Google News

  • Though it is possible to buy individual transistors, modern devices use integrated circuits, which are large numbers of transistors etched into semiconductor chips (microprocessors and memory chips). clockspeed of a microprocessor is a measure of how many "cycles" of work it can perform in a second.

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