Central Processing Unit

Definition(s)

  • The “brain” of the computer. In a PC, the CPU is contained on a single microprocessor chip and performs all logical operations to run programs and solve problems.  1
  • The portion of a computer which performs most of the logical and arithmetic functions.  2

Notes

  1. Legal Electronic Document Institute, Basic Principles of Automated Litigation Support (2005).
  2. Formerly American Document Management, Glossary of Terms, now 5i Solutions Glossary.