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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. 2017.
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  • Behind or inside the word processor, as behind any digital processing machine, are standardized components.

British Dictionary definitions for word processor

word processor

  1. a computer program that performs word processing
  2. a computer system designed for word processing
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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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