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word processor

noun
1.
a computer program or computer system designed for word processing.
2.
a person who performs word processing.
Origin
1975-1980
1975-80
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British Dictionary definitions for word-processor

word processor

noun
1.
  1. a computer program that performs word processing
  2. a computer system designed for word processing
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Encyclopedia Article for word-processor

word processor

computer program used to write and revise documents, compose the layout of the text, and preview on a computer monitor how the printed copy will appear. The last capability is known as "what you see is what you get" (WYSIWYG; pronounced wi-ze-wig).

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