word processing

rapid and efficient processing (storage and printing) of linguistic data for composition and editing
Topics: ↑printing, ↑printing process
Hypernyms: ↑data processing

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noun [noncount]
: the production of printed pages of writing (such as business letters) that can be stored and printed by using computer equipment

These terminals are used mostly for word processing.

word processing software

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ˈword processing [word processing] noun uncountable
the use of a computer to create, store and print a piece of text, usually typed in from a keyboard

We've got a computer but I only use it for word processing.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Word processing — is the creation of documents using a word processor. It can also refer to advanced shorthand techniques, sometimes used in specialized contexts with a specially modified typewriter.External links* [http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/timg/… …   Wikipedia

  • word processing — ➔ processing * * * word processing UK US noun [U] (ABBREVIATION WP) IT ► the process of creating and organizing electronic text using a computer: »Children learn basic word processing skills in class. »word processing package/program/software …   Financial and business terms

  • word processing — /wə:d proʊsesiŋ/, it. /wɔrd prɔsɛs:ing/ (o anche, erroneam., /... pro sɛs:ing/) locuz. ingl. [comp. di word parola e processing elaborazione ], usata in ital. come s.m. (inform.) [insieme dei modi e delle tecniche che fanno uso di strumenti… …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • word processing — /wordˈprosesin(g), ingl. ˈwYːdˌprəusɛsɪŋ/ [loc. ingl., comp. di word «parola» e processing «trattamento»] loc. sost. m. inv. (elab.) videoscrittura …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • word processing — word ,processing noun uncount the work or skill of producing written documents on a computer or word processor …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • word processing — n. the production of documents with a word processor …   English World dictionary

  • Word Processing —   [engl.], Textverarbeitung …   Universal-Lexikon

  • word processing — writing, editing, and production of documents, as letters, reports, and books, through the use of a computer program or a complete computer system designed to facilitate rapid and efficient manipulation of text. Abbr.: WP Also, word processing.… …   Universalium

  • word processing — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ basic, simple WORD PROCESSING + NOUN ▪ application, package, product, program, software, system …   Collocations dictionary

  • word processing — also word processing N UNCOUNT: oft N n Word processing is the work or skill of producing printed documents using a computer …   English dictionary

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