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1      (Computing)      another name for       central processing unit  
2    a person or thing that carries out a process  

distributed array processor  
      n   a type of computer system that uses a coordinated array of separate processors applied to a single problem,   (Abbrev.)    DAP  
food processor  
      n     (Cookery)   an electric domestic appliance designed to speed the preparation and mixing of ingredients by automatic chopping, grating, blending, etc.  
front-end processor  
      n   a small computer that receives data from input devices and performs some initial processing tasks on it before passing it to a more powerful computer for final processing  
word processor  
a    a computer program that performs word processing  
b    a computer system designed for word processing  
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