central processing unit

central processing unit (plural central processing units)

  1. (computer hardware) The part of a computer that fetches, decodes and executes instructions; attached directly to the memory. Abbreviated: CPU.
  • French: unité centrale de traitement, unité centrale, processeur central
  • German: Hauptprozessor, CPU
  • Italian: unità centrale di elaborazione
  • Portuguese: unidade central de processamento
  • Russian: центра́льный проце́ссор
  • Spanish: unidad central de procesamiento

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