word processing

noun

Definition of word processing

: the production of typewritten documents (such as business letters) with automated and usually computerized typing and text-editing equipment

Other Words from word processing

word process verb

Examples of word processing in a Sentence

These terminals are used mostly for word processing.
Recent Examples on the Web 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 More specifically, Gloria Vena, the mother of four children, founded and operated a successful word processing business called Word For Word in our basement. Mark Vena, Forbes, 28 Dec. 2021 Few advances have twisted us more than word processing. Julian Lucas, The New Yorker, 13 Dec. 2021 Microsoft Word is arguably still the top player for word processing. Tj Mccue, Forbes, 29 Dec. 2021 What started out as a search engine eventually expanded into a platform for everything from word processing to video conferencing to streaming. Karn Manhas, Forbes, 9 Nov. 2021 Using natural word processing, the software flags words containing biased tones and proposes neutral language to replace them. Doug Lodder, Forbes, 1 Sep. 2021 Specifically, workers want more development in technological skills like coding, machine learning, word processing (ex. Tracy Brower, Forbes, 19 Sep. 2021 Keystrokes are responsive and held up well not only in my Steam/Xbox Game Pass libraries but also during everyday computing tasks, like word processing and web browsing. Mitch Wallace, Forbes, 31 Aug. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of word processing

1967, in the meaning defined above

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“Word processing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/word%20processing. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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word processing

noun

Kids Definition of word processing

: the production of printed documents (as business letters) with automated and usually computerized equipment

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