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data processing

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noun
  1. processing of information, especially the handling of information by computers in accordance with strictly defined systems of procedure.
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Origin of data processing

First recorded in 1950–55
Also called information processing.
Related formsdata processor, noun

information processing

noun
  1. data processing.
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British Dictionary definitions for information processing

data processing

noun
    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
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information processing

noun
  1. computing the combined processing of numerical data, graphics, text, etc
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information processing in Culture

data processing

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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