data processing

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Origin of data processing

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

information processing

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Related Words for information processing

informatics, DP

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

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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