word processing

or word-proc·ess·ing

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  1. writing, editing, and production of documents, as letters, reports, and books, through the use of a computer program or a complete computer system designed to facilitate rapid and efficient manipulation of text. Abbreviation: WP

Origin of word processing

First recorded in 1970–75

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word processing

  1. the composition of documents using a computer system to input, edit, store, and print them

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