processing of information, especially the handling of information by computers in accordance with strictly defined systems of procedure.
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- data exhaust,
- data mining,
- data packet,
- data pen,
- data point,
- data protection,
- data set,
- data structure,
- data warehouse,
Origin of data processing
First recorded in 1950–55
Also called information processing.
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Examples from the Web for data processing
I went down to the forty-third floor, where we have our laboratories, and let myself into the data-processing center.The Right Time|Walter Bupp
- a sequence of operations performed on data, esp by a computer, in order to extract information, reorder files, etc
- (as modifier)a data-processing centre
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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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