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information processing

noun

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 information-processing

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

information processing

noun
1.
(computing) the combined processing of numerical data, graphics, text, etc
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Contemporary definitions for information-processing
noun

the process of gathering, retrieval, storage, searching of informational data; also called data processing

Usage Note

computing

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information-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.

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