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 That involved another spreadsheet, this one with criteria including a view, walkable to stores, a good school and not on a golf course. Nancy Keates, WSJ, 15 June 2022 Jazz was a productivity suite folded into a word processor, spreadsheet, and database program for Macintosh systems. PCMAG, 4 May 2022 Some travel advisers use an online spreadsheet, shared calendar or a program called Axus to create and share itineraries. Christopher Elliott, USA TODAY, 29 Apr. 2022 First, check out this spreadsheet from the Yale University Tobin Center for Economic Policy. Robert Pearl, Forbes, 28 Mar. 2022 This spreadsheet lists 21 separate packages that are affected. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, 18 Mar. 2022 For example, if someone needs to manually update a spreadsheet with data from another system, the AI ​​can update it automatically. Naveen Joshi, Forbes, 14 Apr. 2022 Celina Knippling put together a spreadsheet with facts about the 2020 election to present to her mother. Washington Post, 12 Mar. 2021 The committee’s spreadsheet with notes on their research listed the federal treatment of Native Americans during his administration as the reason. Jill Tucker, SFChronicle.com, 14 Dec. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of spreadsheet

1981, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of spreadsheet was in 1981

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21 Jun 2022

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“Spreadsheet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spreadsheet. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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