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.
Unit Noun Synonyms: element, component, entity, part, item, constituent, piece, portion, segment, section, module
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
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
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
Business / Finance / Present Value Of Growth Opportunities: Net present value (NPV) of investments the firm is expected to make in the future. MORE