- processor pro‧ces‧sor [ˈprəʊsesə ǁ ˈprɑːsesər] noun [countable]1. COMPUTING the central part of a computer that does the calculations on the information put into it:
• an Intel Pentium III processor
• systems that need a big expensive central processor to work— see also central processing unit, word processor2. a company that prepares substances, especially food, for sale or as part of another product:
• Georgia officials blocked sales by an Atlanta milk processor after detecting contamination in its milk.
* * *processor UK US /ˈprəʊsesər/ US /ˈprɑːsesər/ noun [C]► IT the part of a computer that controls all the other parts: »
To maximize performance, users will require a 1GHz processor and 1GB of RAM.► PRODUCTION a company that prepares farm products for sale, especially as food for people: »
The nation's largest processor of meat and poultry has said it will stop using gas technology to keep products looking fresh.»
The corn and soybean processor said it agreed to plead guilty to price-fixing charges and pay $100 million in fines.
Financial and business terms. 2012.