or spread sheet
- Accounting. a worksheet that is arranged in the manner of a mathematical matrix and contains a multicolumn analysis of related entries for easy reference on a single sheet.
- a type of software that offers the user a visual display of a simulated multicolumn worksheet and the means of using it especially for financial plans and budgets.
- a single document created with this software.
Origin of spreadsheet
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Examples from the Web for spreadsheet
Along with a spreadsheet logging weapons purchases and other expenses, investigators found two documents.The Shadowy U.S. Veteran Who Tried to Overthrow a Country
January 6, 2015
The key, as any advanced statistician worth his spreadsheet knows, is to look beyond the box score.
With a spreadsheet and an obsession with basketball, Jeff Stotts can predict how long it will take a battered athlete to return.
One of her deputy chiefs of staff keeps track of the tracker, an Excel spreadsheet, she says.Obama’s Hidden Power Player
May 12, 2014
And facts on the ground speak more eloquently than facts in a spreadsheet.Why Didn't Obama Tout How Great the Economy Is Doing?
January 29, 2014
There were personal computers and geeks for years before the spreadsheet came along.Makers
- a computer program that allows easy entry and manipulation of figures, equations, and text, used esp for financial planning and budgeting
Word Origin and History for spreadsheet
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