Central Processing Unit (CPU)

Technology / Computers / Central Processing Unit (CPU): Contains several million transistors and acts as the brain of the computer. All information and instructions are read and decoded by the processor which then sends signals to the rest of the machine in a matter of nano-seconds.

Other Words for Central

Central Adjective Synonyms: middle, medial, median, inner, inside

Other Words for Unit

Unit Noun Synonyms: element, component, entity, part, item, constituent, piece, portion, segment, section, module

Processing Fee

Business / Loan / Processing Fee: A fee charged by lenders or brokers to prepare a complete loan application file. A processing fee may be charged to the borrower and shown on the Settlement Statement (HUD-1). MORE

Punitive Damages

Business / Real Estate / Punitive Damages: Damages awarded to one party to punish another party for dishonest conduct. Meant to deter others from committing a similar offense. MORE

Push Processing

Entertainment / Photography / Push Processing: Increasing the development time of a film to increase its effective speed. See pushing. MORE


Entertainment / Photography / Processing: Sequence of steps whereby a latent photographic image is converted into a visible, permanent image. MORE

Present Value Of Growth Opportunities

Business / Finance / Present Value Of Growth Opportunities: Net present value (NPV) of investments the firm is expected to make in the future. MORE

Post-Trade Processing

Business / Taxes / Post-Trade Processing: Each securities transaction goes through post-trade processing during which the details of the trade are compared, cleared, and settled. This involves matching the details of the buy order with those MORE