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data processing

noun
1.
processing of information, especially the handling of information by computers in accordance with strictly defined systems of procedure.
Also called information processing.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55
Related forms
data processor, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for data-processor

data processing

noun
1.
  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-processor 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.

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