word processor

noun

Definition of word processor

: a device or program used to perform word processing

Examples of word processor in a Sentence

At work she sits in front of her word processor all day. She closed down her word processor and opened her e-mail program.
Recent Examples on the Web Submissions must be the original work of the writer and be written using a word processor. Joan Rusek, cleveland, "Leaping lizards, ‘Annie’ and ‘An Act of God’ open on stage at Chagrin Valley Little Theatre: Valley Views," 12 Nov. 2019 Mark Mills of the Manhattan Institute points out how computerized spreadsheets and accounting, word processors, and graphics programs have crimped employment for accountants, typists, and draftsmen. Rich Lowry, National Review, "Andrew Yang, Snake Oil Salesman," 18 Oct. 2019 Mary Ann Benedetto, 78, a type setter and word processor from 1988 to 1992 with PreSearch defense contracting in Fairfax County, died Sept. 10 at a hospital in Fairfax County. Washington Post, "Community deaths," 29 Sep. 2019 Looking up the spelling of words in the dictionary Spellcheck is nearly as old as word processors, and many of us have grown up expecting Microsoft Word to underline our mistakes in red squiggles. Kim Komando, USA TODAY, "20 everyday tasks that nobody does anymore," 13 June 2019 Screenshots that have circulated on social media appear to show Kashuv using racial slurs on Google Docs, an online word processor, and in text messages. Washington Post, "Harvard pulls Parkland grad’s admission over racist comments," 17 June 2019 Screenshots that have circulated on social media appear to show Kashuv using racial slurs on Google Docs, an online word processor, and in text messages. Collin Binkley, The Denver Post, "Harvard pulls Parkland grad’s admission over racist comments," 17 June 2019 That strategy fizzled when word processors morphed into personal computers, a business soon dominated by other companies. James R. Hagerty, WSJ, "CEO Phillip Farmer Revitalized Harris Corp. by Shrinking It Drastically," 9 Nov. 2018 FontCode can be applied to hundreds of common fonts, like Helvetica or Times New Roman, and works in word processors like Microsoft Word. Lily Hay Newman, WIRED, "You Can Send Invisible Messages With Subtle Font Tweaks," 20 May 2018

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First Known Use of word processor

1968, in the meaning defined above

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“Word processor.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/word%20processor. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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word processor

noun

English Language Learners Definition of word processor

: 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

noun

Kids Definition of word processor

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

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