Definition of coprocessor in English:



  • A microprocessor designed to supplement the capabilities of the primary processor.

    • ‘A video game system includes a game cartridge which is pluggably attached to a main console having a main processor, a 3D graphics generating coprocessor, expandable main memory and player controllers.’
    • ‘His current interests include operating systems, security, secure coprocessors, and simulators.’
    • ‘It's also worth mentioning that the quality of the multimedia has a lot to do with audio and video coprocessors.’
    • ‘The on-board graphics coprocessor delivers instantaneous chart redraw and sharp graphics.’
    • ‘The company has entered the race to deliver microprocessor cores that accept custom-made instructions, saying the move gives designers an alternative to hardwired logic and coprocessors.’