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Princeton's WordNet

  1. word processing(noun)

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


  1. word processing(Noun)

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

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Word Processing

    Text editing and storage functions using computer software.


  1. Word processor

    A word processor is an electronic device or computer software application, that performs the task of composition, editing, formatting, and sometimes printing of documents. 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 with a simple dedicated computer processor for the editing of text. Although features and designs varied among manufacturers and models, and new features were added as technology advanced, word processors typically featured a monochrome display and the ability to save documents on memory cards or diskettes. Later models introduced innovations such as spell-checking programs, and improved formatting options. As the more versatile combination of personal computers and printers became commonplace, and computer software applications for word processing became popular, most business machine companies stopped manufacturing dedicated word processor machines. As of 2009 there were only two U.S. companies, Classic and AlphaSmart, which still made them. Many older machines, however, remain in use.

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