word processor


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 Writer, a minimalist word processor designed by the Swiss-Japanese firm Information Architects. Julian Lucas, The New Yorker, 13 Dec. 2021 Click this when typing an email or in a word processor and begin speaking. Marc Saltzman, USA TODAY, 17 Oct. 2021 There was this long history of the first word processor that got traction was WordPerfect, and it got killed by Microsoft Word. Sarah Todd, Quartz, 18 May 2021 This word processor is beloved by writers because it was created with the creative process in mind. Greta Good, Chron, 5 May 2021 This innovative app is a word processor and project management tool to get you from the daunting first blushes of the brainstorming phase to manuscript time simply and efficiently. Greta Good, Chron, 5 May 2021 While there's a standard way to include an image on a web page with HTML code, there's no standard way to include a small image in every messaging app and word processor document. Aaron Pressman, Fortune, 23 Apr. 2021 This is more of a fix for files that won’t open in your favorite image editor or word processor, but will open in an alternative program. David Nield, Popular Science, 14 Mar. 2021 This is as essential a piece of Mac software as a word processor or a photo-editor. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 25 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of word processor

1968, in the meaning defined above

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24 Dec 2021

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“Word processor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/word%20processor. Accessed 21 Jan. 2022.

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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

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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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