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application processor[‚ap·lə¦kā·shən ′prä‚ses·ər]
A computer that processes data.
application processor(1) In a mobile device, a chip used for the primary application processing in contrast with the chips that handle functions such as the display, wireless communications and power management.
(2) A computer that processes data in contrast with one that performs control functions, such as a database machine. See application server.