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  1. word processing(noun)

    rapid and efficient processing (storage and printing) of linguistic data for composition and editing

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  1. word processing(Noun)

    The creation, input, editing and formatting of documents and other text using software on a computer

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  1. Word Processing

    Text editing and storage functions using computer software.

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  1. Word processor

    A word processor is an electric or electronic device, or computer software application, that, as directed by the user, performs word processing: the composition, editing, formatting, and sometimes printing of any sort of written material. Word processing can also refer to advanced shorthand techniques, sometimes used in specialized contexts with a specially modified typewriter. The term was coined at IBM's Böblingen, West Germany Laboratory in the 1960s. Typical features of a modern word processor include font application, spell checking, grammar checking, a built-in thesaurus, automatic text correction, Web integration, and HTML exporting, among others. In its simplest form, a word processor is little more than a large expensive typewriter that makes correcting mistakes easy. The word processor was a stand-alone office machine in the 1960s, combining the keyboard text-entry and printing functions of an electric typewriter, with a recording unit, either tape or floppy disk, and a bank of relays to perform basic formatting. Soon the word processor had a dedicated computer processor for the editing of text.


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