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Processor vs Generator - What's the difference?

processor | generator |

As nouns the difference between processor and generator

is that processor is a person who processes things (foods, photos, applications, etc.) while generator is one who, or that which, generates, begets, causes, or produces.




(en noun)
  • A person who processes things (foods, photos, applications, etc.).
  • He is a loan processor with a bank.
  • A device which processes, which changes something. (rfex)
  • A microprocessor.
  • This computer has two processors , but only one keyboard.


    * (microprocessor) central processing unit, CPU

    Derived terms

    * food processor * microprocessor * word processor




    (en noun)
  • One who, or that which, generates, begets, causes, or produces.
  • # (chemistry) An apparatus in which vapour or gas is formed from a liquid or solid by means of heat or chemical process, as a steam boiler, gas retort etc.
  • # (music) The principal sound or sounds by which others are produced; the fundamental note or root of the common chord; -- see also generating tone.
  • # (mathematics) An element of a group that is used in the presentation of the group: one of the elements from which the others can be inferred with the given relators.
  • # (geometry) One of the lines of a ruled surface; more generally, an element of some family of linear spaces.
  • # (programming) A subordinate piece of code which, given some initial parameters will generate multiple output values on request.
  • A piece of apparatus, equipment, etc, to convert or change energy from one form to another.
  • # Especially, a machine that converts mechanical energy into electrical energy.
  • Antonyms

    * (one which generates) extinguisher