noun \ˈspred-ˌshēt\

: a computer program that calculates numbers and organizes information in columns and rows

: a document that has columns and rows which are used to calculate numbers and organize information

Full Definition of SPREADSHEET

:  an accounting program for a computer; also :  the ledger layout modeled by such a program

First Known Use of SPREADSHEET



noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Computer software that allows the user to enter columns and rows of numbers in a ledgerlike format. Any cell of the ledger may contain either data or a formula that describes the value that should be inserted therein based on the values in other cells. When a change is made in one cell, the program recalculates the contents of all cells affected by the change. Spreadsheets are widely used for performing business calculations on personal computers.


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