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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One that processes, especially an apparatus for preparing, treating, or converting material.
  • noun A computer.
  • noun A central processing unit.
  • noun A program that translates another program or a data file into a form acceptable by the computer being used.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A person who processes things (foods, photos, applications, etc.).
  • noun A device which processes, which changes something.
  • noun A computer, especially as short for a microprocessor.

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

  • noun (computer science) the part of a computer (a microprocessor chip) that does most of the data processing
  • noun a business engaged in processing agricultural products and preparing them for market
  • noun someone who processes things (foods or photographs or applicants etc.)

Etymologies

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Recorded since 1909, from to process + -or

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