microprocessor etymology

English word microprocessor comes from English processor, English micro- ((metric units) One millionth.. Very small.)

Detailed word origin of microprocessor

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
processor English (eng) A central processing unit.. A device which processes, which changes something (a computer processor, food processor, etc.).. A microprocessor.. A person or institution who processes things (foods, photos, applications, etc.).
micro- English (eng) (metric units) One millionth.. Very small.
microprocessor English (eng) (computer hardware) the entire CPU of a computer on a single integrated circuit (chip).

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