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data processing

[ dey-tuh-pros-es-ing, dat-uh, dah-tuh ]
/ ˈdeɪ tə ˌprɒs ɛs ɪŋ, ˈdæt ə, ˈdɑ tə /
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noun
processing of information, especially the handling of information by computers in accordance with strictly defined procedures and operations, as aggregation, sorting, analysis, or validation. Abbreviation: DP
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Also called in·for·ma·tion proc·ess·ing [in-fer-mey-shuhn pros-es-ing]. /ɪn fərˈmeɪ ʃən ˌprɒs ɛs ɪŋ/.

Origin of data processing

First recorded in 1950–55

OTHER WORDS FROM data processing

da·ta proc·ess·or, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for data 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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Cultural definitions for data processing

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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