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Princeton's WordNet

  1. spreadsheetnoun

    a screen-oriented interactive program enabling a user to lay out financial data on the screen


  1. spreadsheetnoun

    A sheet of paper, marked with a grid, in which financial data is recorded and totals calculated manually.

  2. spreadsheetnoun

    A computer simulation of such a system of recording tabular data, with totals and other formulas calculated automatically.


  1. spreadsheet

    A spreadsheet is a digital application or software that allows the user to store, organize, and manipulate data in a grid of rows and columns. Each cell in the grid can contain numerical or textual data, or formulas that automatically calculate and display a value based on the contents of other cells. Spreadsheets are often used for tasks such as budgeting, scheduling, financial reporting, inventory management, and data analysis.


  1. Spreadsheet

    A spreadsheet is an interactive computer application program for organization and analysis of data in tabular form. Spreadsheets developed as computerized simulations of paper accounting worksheets. The program operates on data represented as cells of an array, organized in rows and columns. Each cell of the array is a model–view–controller element that can contain either numeric or text data, or the results of formulas that automatically calculate and display a value based on the contents of other cells. The user of the spreadsheet can make changes in any stored value and observe the effects on calculated values. This makes the spreadsheet useful for "what-if" analysis since many cases can be rapidly investigated without tedious manual recalculation. Modern spreadsheet software can have multiple interacting sheets, and can display data either as text and numerals, or in graphical form. In addition to the fundamental operations of arithmetic and mathematical functions, modern spreadsheets provide built-in functions for common financial and statistical operations. Such calculations as net present value or standard deviation can be applied to tabular data with a pre-programmed function in a formula. Spreadsheet programs also provide conditional expressions, functions to convert between text and numbers, and functions that operate on strings of text.

Editors Contribution

  1. spreadsheet

    A type of software.

    The spreadsheets are used daily.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 3, 2020  

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    Rank popularity for the word 'spreadsheet' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4499

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of spreadsheet in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of spreadsheet in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of spreadsheet in a Sentence

  1. Daniel Nadler:

    Anyone whose job is moving data from one spreadsheet to another ..., that's what is going to get automated.

  2. David Reichmuth:

    This study points out that air pollution has real consequences, it's not just number on a spreadsheet, or who gets to enjoy blue skies. There are some individual choices we get to make, about what we buy or how we get around, but a lot of the big decisions are made at levels we don't have control over. So that's where we really need smart policies and regulations that help clean up the air. And if they take into account the current inequities in the system, it will benefit everyone.

  3. Stephen Fishman:

    It’s important to track everything and keep all of your receipts, even if it’s just in a spreadsheet or something like that.

  4. Colleen Kearney:

    People aren't just names on a spreadsheet, they're real people And everybody has a story. Everybody brings something to the table.

  5. Sally Augustin:

    And most of us have to be creative at work, whether we're coming up with a new advertising slogan or figuring out how to analyze data on a spreadsheet in a different way.

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