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micro- +‎ processor

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microprocessor (plural microprocessors)

  1. (computer hardware) the entire CPU of a computer on a single integrated circuit (chip).
    • 1992, Michael A. Miller, The 68000 Microprocessor Family: Architecture, Programming, and Applications (page 47)
      When the microprocessor decodes the JSR opcode, it stores the operand into the TEMP register and pushes the current contents of the PC ($00 0128) onto the stack.
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