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- noun The part of a computer that interprets and executes instructions.
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- noun computer hardware The part of a
computerthat fetches, decodesand executes instructions; attached directly to the memory. Abbreviated: CPU.
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- noun (computer science) the part of a computer (a microprocessor chip) that does most of the data processing
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