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

Examples of spreadsheet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lauritsen carefully logged the responses into a spreadsheet. Rich Schapiro, NBC News, 5 Mar. 2022 So Ken spent a day or two moving the information by hand from the PDFs into a Google spreadsheet. Karim Doumar, ProPublica, 15 Feb. 2012 Tracking spending with a spreadsheet, bullet journal or budgeting app, for instance, can also help with mental accounting. cleveland, 30 Apr. 2022 Morgenthaler recently posted an easy-to-use ABV calculator in the form of a downloadable spreadsheet for any bar managers who want to adopt the approach. oregonlive, 29 Apr. 2022 But how the product will address other tasks primarily done on work laptops, such as word processing or spreadsheet creation, remains to be seen. Michael Kan, PCMAG, 28 Apr. 2022 The lawsuit says Wallace eventually sent a spreadsheet with the books from that list that were available in Llano County library’s collection. Nicole Chavez, CNN, 27 Apr. 2022 Transcribing every entry into a searchable spreadsheet, Mr. Guyatt sifted this data to test the veracity of personal narratives compiled from memory. Stephen Brumwell, WSJ, 27 Apr. 2022 There’s an extensive list of products in the recall, with a spreadsheet available at this link. Chris Smith, BGR, 27 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of spreadsheet

1981, in the meaning defined above

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spreadsheet

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Last Updated

16 May 2022

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“Spreadsheet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spreadsheet. Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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