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word processing

writing, editing, and production of documents, as letters, reports, and books, through the use of a computer program or a complete computer system designed to facilitate rapid and efficient manipulation of text.
Abbreviation: WP.
Also, word-processing.
Origin of word processing
1970-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for word processing
  • Import the images into a word processing file and make this available for the students.
  • We could all use it on tablets, smart phones and even as an add-in to word processing applications.
  • Among other things, it offers a suite of web-based applications, such as word processing and spreadsheets.
  • Moving quality word processing and chart-making online will help us work faster, and cheaper.
  • Drag these files to your word processing directory or open them from your word processing program.
British Dictionary definitions for word processing

word processing

the composition of documents using a computer system to input, edit, store, and print them
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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word processing in Technology
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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