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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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microprocessormi‧cro‧pro‧ces‧sor /ˈmaɪkrəʊˌprəʊsesə $ -kroʊˌprɑːsesər/ noun [countable]  TDthe central chip in a computer, which controls most of its operations
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microprocessorThe core of the 68360 is the new CPU32+, based on the 68020 microprocessor.Science and technology deal with things: atoms and galaxies, levers and microprocessors.Finally the operating speeds of the motor and microprocessor must be reconciled.The company blamed weak sales and falling chip prices for its microprocessors.The priesthood of central computing has already given way to a secular world of laypeople playing with multiplying microprocessors.This approach also provides a direct illustration of one major application of microprocessors in process control.To the right-hand side of this most advanced display is the microprocessor time control.But in this case, all three microprocessors failed.
From Longman Business Dictionarymicroprocessormi‧cro‧pro‧ces‧sor /ˈmaɪkrəʊˌprəʊsesə-kroʊˌprɑː- sesər/ noun [countable]COMPUTING the central CHIP in a computer, which controls most of its operationsThe development of increasingly powerful and inexpensive microprocessors led to the widespread use of personal computers.
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