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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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processorpro‧ces‧sor /ˈprəʊsesə $ ˈprɑːsesər/ ●○○ noun [countable]  1 TDthe central part of a computer that deals with the commands and information it is given syn central processing unit2 a machine or person that processes food or other materials before they are sold or used US tuna processors food processor
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processorThink of the impact of the revolutionary Cuisinart food processor introduced in this country in 1973 and now a household staple.Place ancho chilies and 1 cup of the cooking liquid in a blender or food processor and puree.Cargill is an international processor and distributor and agricultural and food products.Its processors include 133 -, 150-and 160-megahertz chips.A crossbar network connects the processors at 800Mbytes per second.First, I can't get the word processor, or anything else, to print correctly.Word processor packages can accept drawings, bitmaps, spreadsheet data and so on.
From Longman Business Dictionaryprocessorpro‧ces‧sor /ˈprəʊsesəˈprɑːsesər/ noun [countable]1COMPUTING the central part of a computer that does the calculations on the information put into itan Intel Pentium III processorsystems that need a big expensive central processor to work see also central processing unit, word processor2a company that prepares substances, especially food, for sale or as part of another productGeorgia officials blocked sales by an Atlanta milk processor after detecting contamination in its milk.
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