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Princeton's WordNet

  1. word processor, word processing system(noun)

    an application that provides the user with tools needed to write and edit and format text and to send it to a printer

Wiktionary

  1. word processor(Noun)

    A device similar to a simple computer, designed for word processing

  2. word processor(Noun)

    Software that provides word processing functions on a computer, typically including typeface selection, line justification and other formatting, pagination, and numerous other features. Compare text editor.

Freebase

  1. Word processor

    A word processor is an electronic device or a computer application software that 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 word processor include font application, spell checking, grammar checking, a built-in thesaurus, automatic text correction, Web integration and HTML exporting, among others. The word processor emerged as a stand-alone office machine in the 1970s and 1980s, combining the keyboard text-entry and printing functions of an electric typewriter with a 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, improved formatting options, and dot-matrix printing. 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 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. Since 2009, Sentinel has offered a machine described as a "word processor", but it is more accurately a highly specialised microcomputer used for accounting and publishing.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of word processor in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of word processor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of word processor in a Sentence

  1. Roy Blount, Jr.:

    The last time somebody said, 'I find I can write much better with a word processor.', I replied, 'They used to say the same thing about drugs.'

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