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data processing

processing of information, especially the handling of information by computers in accordance with strictly defined systems of procedure.
Also called information processing.
Origin of data processing
First recorded in 1950-55
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data processor, noun Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for information processing

information processing

(computing) the combined processing of numerical data, graphics, text, etc

data processing

  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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Contemporary definitions for information processing

the process of gathering, retrieval, storage, searching of informational data; also called data processing

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information processing in Culture

data processing definition

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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