Etymology
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processor (n.)

"person or machine which performs a process," 1909, agent noun in Latin form from process (v.). Data processor is from 1957; word processor is from 1973; food processor in the kitchen appliance sense also is from 1973.

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Definitions of processor

processor (n.)
a business engaged in processing agricultural products and preparing them for market;
processor (n.)
someone who processes things (foods or photographs or applicants etc.);
processor (n.)
(computer science) the part of a computer (a microprocessor chip) that does most of the data processing;
Synonyms: central processing unit / cpu / C.P.U. / central processor / mainframe
From wordnet.princeton.edu