data processing

noun
Updated on: 20 May 2018

Definition of data processing

: the converting of raw data to machine-readable form and its subsequent processing (such as storing, updating, rearranging, or printing out) by a computer

data processor

noun

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1954

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DATA PROCESSING Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of data processing for English Language Learners

  • : the process of putting information into a computer so that the computer can organize it, change its form, etc.



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