word processor

noun

Definition of word processor

: a keyboard-operated terminal usually with a video display and a magnetic storage device for use in word processing; also : software (as for a computer system) to perform word processing

Examples of word processor in a Sentence

  1. At work she sits in front of her word processor all day.

  2. She closed down her word processor and opened her e-mail program.

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First Known Use of word processor

1968


WORD PROCESSOR Defined for English Language Learners

word processor

noun

Definition of word processor for English Language Learners

  • : a computer used for creating, storing, and printing text : a computer used for word processing

  • : software used on a computer to perform word processing


WORD PROCESSOR Defined for Kids

word processor

noun

Definition of word processor for Students

1 : a computer used for creating, storing, and printing text
2 : software designed to perform word processing


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