data-processing

data processing

noun
processing of information, especially the handling of information by computers in accordance with strictly defined systems of procedure.
Also called information processing.


Origin:
1950–55

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

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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.

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