spreadsheets

spreadsheet

[spred-sheet]
noun
1.
Accounting. a work sheet that is arranged in the manner of a mathematical matrix and contains a multicolumn analysis of related entries for easy reference on a single sheet.
Also, spread sheet.


Origin:
spread + sheet1

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spreadsheet (ˈsprɛdˌʃiːt)
 
n
a computer program that allows easy entry and manipulation of figures, equations, and text, used esp for financial planning and budgeting

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spreadsheet definition


Table of data arranged in columns and rows often used in business and financial applications. Spreadsheet software programs are widely used computer applications that allow the user to organize large amounts of data.

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