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 for CPU
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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]

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