spreadsheet

noun
spread·​sheet | \ ˈspred-ˌshēt How to pronounce spreadsheet (audio) \

Definition of spreadsheet

: a computer program that allows the entry, calculation, and storage of data in columns and rows also : the ledger layout modeled by such a program

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At least 22 volunteers so far have reached out to express frustration with the decision, according to the spreadsheet. Fox News, "Video from 2011 creates headaches for Sinema," 12 Oct. 2018 While editing a document or spreadsheet directly from a flash drive is trivial, that’s not the case for video, where the interface speed limits performance considerably. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "SanDisk's Extreme Pro portable SSD is so fast you can edit video on it," 8 Jan. 2019 There are no complex character abilities, no text effects to pore over, no spreadsheet-like tables of stats to consult. Owen Duffy, Ars Technica, "Wildlands may be the slickest, simplest fantasy skirmish game ever made," 1 Dec. 2018 Imagine something that looks like a spreadsheet but instead of numbers it’s filled with colors of varying hues and gradations. Monique Brouillette, WIRED, "New Brain Maps With Unmatched Detail May Change Neuroscience," 8 Apr. 2018 The Nvidia subreddit created a GeForce driver 417.71 megathread and public Google spreadsheet to crowdsource compatibility details for FreeSync monitors. Brad Chacos, PCWorld, "Nvidia driver unlocks FreeSync monitor support for GeForce graphics cards," 15 Jan. 2019 Administrations change, budgets shift, and missions are killed off with spreadsheet keystrokes. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, "America Is About to Take Back Human Spaceflight, and It's a Lot More Than Just Flag-Waving," 4 Jan. 2019 The list is also available in spreadsheet form here, for easy searching and printing. Mónica Marie Zorilla, Philly.com, "45 affordable summer camps for kids," 5 June 2018 Then do your best to set yourself up to work on any spreadsheets that your department utilizes. Eric Titner, USA TODAY, "Professional development: How to quickly prepare for your upcoming internship," 28 Apr. 2018

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1981, in the meaning defined above

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spreadsheet

noun

English Language Learners Definition of spreadsheet

: 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

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