(computer science) a series of operations on data by a computer in order to retrieve or transform or classify information
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.
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.
The numerical value of data processing in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of data processing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
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I’ve always felt it was overrated, obama got the votes much more so than his data processing machine. And I think the same is true with me.
Hydro-meteorological services are badly strained in Africa, but we need to go beyond just providing equipment for forecasting and data processing - we also need to take care of training of personnel and maintenance of infrastructure.
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