Definitions for data processing

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

da′ta proc`essing(n.)

  1. the automated processing of information, esp. by computers.

    Category: Computers

Origin of data processing:

1950–55

da′ta proc`essor(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. data processing(noun)

    (computer science) a series of operations on data by a computer in order to retrieve or transform or classify information

Wiktionary

  1. data processing(Noun)

    Any of many techniques in which data is retrieved, stored, classified, manipulated, transmitted and/or reported in such a way as to generate information; especially such processing using computers.

Freebase

  1. Data processing

    Data processing is, broadly, "the collection and manipulation of items of data to produce meaningful information." In this sense it can be considered a subset of information processing, "the change of information in any manner detectable by an observer." The term is often used more specifically in the context of a business or other organization to refer to the class of commercial data processing applications.

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