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data processing

processing of information, especially the handling of information by computers in accordance with strictly defined systems of procedure.
Also called information processing.
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data processor, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for data processing
  • Light has many advantages for data processing over electricity.
  • All sensory decoding takes sensors and neuroanatomy to do the data processing.
  • It exists mainly in the human mind and is manufactured from two sources careless data acquisition and dubious data processing.
  • It is not the effect of computers and data processing on decision-making, policymaking, or strategy.
  • The electrons and photons used for data processing are certainly part of their realm.
  • In other words, we'll see routine control, decision making and data processing type work being automated.
  • Astronauts check out and adjust data processing systems and make additional tests of thrusters.
British Dictionary definitions for data processing

data processing

  1. a sequence of operations performed on data, esp by a computer, in order to extract information, reorder files, etc
  2. (as modifier): a data-processing centre
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data processing in Culture

data processing definition

Either the preparation of data for processing by a computer, or the storage and processing of raw data by the computer itself.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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data processing in Technology

The input, verification, organisation, storage, retrieval, transformation, and extraction of information from data. The term is normally associated with commercial applications such as stock control or payroll.

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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