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word processor

a computer program or computer system designed for word processing.
a person who performs word processing.
Origin of word processor
1975-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for word processor
  • So, for the next hour of writing, close your word processor and write in a text editor instead.
  • Scrivener is more than a mere word processor, though, and that's the beauty and wonder of the program.
  • They are stored in plain text and can be imported into any word processor or desktop publishing program.
  • The funny characters in your post probably came from cutting-and-pasting from some word processor.
  • On his word processor, he produced a thirty-thousand-word manuscript on the philosophy of religion.
  • Before the invention of the word processor, every rewrite of this article would have cost him considerably more time and effort.
  • Thus it was more likely a product of a modern word processor.
  • Compare what you did on your spreadsheet and word processor five and ten years ago with what you do today.
  • Had the word processor been invented in his lifetime, he would almost certainly have found it abhorrent.
  • Unlike spelling-bee kids, these people have a real skill, one that cannot be duplicated by a word processor.
British Dictionary definitions for word processor

word processor

  1. a computer program that performs word processing
  2. a computer system designed for word processing
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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word processor in Technology

text, tool
A program used to create and print (chiefly textual) documents that might otherwise be prepared on a typewriter. The key advantage of word processor is its ability to make changes easily, such as correcting spelling, changing margins, or adding, deleting, and relocating entire blocks of text. Once created, the document can be printed quickly and accurately and saved for later modifications.
Today most popular word processors, such as Microsoft Word, offer a much greater range of facilities than the first such programs.
Compare text editor.

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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