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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  CPU \CPU\, cpu \c.p.u.\n. abbr.
     1. (Computers) The {central processing unit}, that part of
        the electronic circuitry of a computer in which the
        arithmetic and logical operations are performed on input
        data, which are thereby converted to output data; it is
        usually located on the mainboard, or motherboard, of a


        computer. The CPU and the memory form the central part of
        a computer to which the peripherals are attached. Most
        personal computers as of 1998 had only one CPU, but some
        computers may have more than one CPU. [acronym]
  
     Syn: central processing unit, CPU, C.P.U., central processor,
          processor.
          [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]

From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:

  C.P.U.
       n : (computer science) the part of a computer (a microprocessor
           chip) that does most of the data processing; the CPU and
           the memory form the central part of a computer to which
           the peripherals are attached [syn: {central processing
           unit}, {CPU}, {central processor}, {processor}, {mainframe}]

From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:

  CPU
       n : (computer science) the part of a computer (a microprocessor
           chip) that does most of the data processing; the CPU and
           the memory form the central part of a computer to which
           the peripherals are attached [syn: {central processing
           unit}, {C.P.U.}, {central processor}, {processor}, {mainframe}]

From Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (Version 1.9, June 2002) [vera]:

  CPU
       Central Processing Unit
       
       

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (27 SEP 03) [foldoc]:

  CPU
       
           1. {central processing unit}.
       
          2. Occasionally used (although less and less) to refer to the
          {system unit}.
       
          (2000-08-10)
       
       

















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