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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

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da′ta proc`essor(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. computer, computing machine, computing device, data processor, electronic computer, information processing system(noun)

    a machine for performing calculations automatically


  1. Data processing system

    A data processing system is a combination of machines and people that for a set of inputs produces a defined set of outputs. The inputs and outputs are interpreted as data, facts, information, ... depending on the interpreter's relation to the system. A common synonymous term is "information system". A data processing system may involve some combination of: Conversion converting data to another format. Validation – Ensuring that supplied data is "clean, correct and useful." Sorting – "arranging items in some sequence and/or in different sets." Summarization – reducing detail data to its main points. Aggregation – combining multiple pieces of data. Analysis – the "collection, organization, analysis, interpretation and presentation of data.". Reporting – list detail or summary data or computed information.


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