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word processor

n.
1. A computer system or program designed for word processing.
2. One who uses a word processor.
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word processor

n
(Computer Science)
a. a computer program that performs word processing
b. a computer system designed for word processing
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word′ proc`essor


n.
a computer program or computer system designed for word processing.
[1975–80]
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word processor

A computer system designed to handle text. Faster and more flexible than a typewriter.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.word processor - an application that provides the user with tools needed to write and edit and format text and to send it to a printer
application program, applications programme, application - a program that gives a computer instructions that provide the user with tools to accomplish a task; "he has tried several different word processing applications"
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Translations
مُعالِج الكَلِمات
tekstbehandlingsanlæg
ワードプロセッサワープロワープロソフト
textový procesor
urejevalnik besedil
kelime işlem programı

word processor

n (machine) → word processor m inv
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

word

(wəːd) noun
1. the smallest unit of language (whether written, spoken or read).
2. a (brief) conversation. I'd like a (quick) word with you in my office.
3. news. When you get there, send word that you've arrived safely.
4. a solemn promise. He gave her his word that it would never happen again.
verb
to express in written or spoken language. How are you going to word the letter so that it doesn't seem rude?
ˈwording noun
the manner of expressing something, the choice of words etc.
ˈword processor noun
a program for writing or editing texts, letters etc and storing them in the computer's memory; a computer used for doing this.
ˈword processing noun
ˌword-ˈperfect adjective
repeated, or able to repeat something, precisely in the original words. a word-perfect performance; He wants to be word-perfect by next week's rehearsal.
by word of mouth
by one person telling another in speech, not in writing. She got the information by word of mouth.
get a word in edgeways
to break into a conversation etc and say something.
in a word
to sum up briefly. In a word, I don't like him.
keep/break one's word
to keep or fail to keep one's promise.
take (someone) at his/her word
to believe (someone) without question and act according to his words.
take someone's word for it
to assume that what someone says is correct (without checking).
word for word
in the exact, original words. That's precisely what he told me, word for word.
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Computer literacy is a required course from third grade on, so the participants all had fundamental computer capabilities (e.g., keyboarding, web- searching, using a wordprocessor, inserting multi-media files into a project, and so on).
Hilary Mantel may be a brilliant writer of historical fiction, but she appears to have traded in her wordprocessor for a poison pen.
There are inexpensive software programs available like FrontPage, which are no more difficult to use than a wordprocessor. Basic website layouts are supplied in the form of templates, which you can customise to your purposes
He distinguishes writing done laboriously by hand from the products of the wordprocessor, which enables one to save, modify, adapt, and incorporate huge numbers of words seemingly without labour or sweat....
In just two months, she has progressed from being absolutely terrified of computers to a position where she is able to write her assignments on a wordprocessor, use the internet and even design posters as a part of her course.
Most, but not all, IBM and Macintosh wordprocessor files are acceptable for submission to the journal.
In short, if Camoes had been able to use a wordprocessor and have access to the Internet, the Lusiades would have been very different; and even in the age of the industrialization of the book, if Flaubert had been forced to stick to the rules set by today's publishers, he would definitely not have corrected his work so much!
Shunning the wordprocessor, I am instead scratching it into the desk-top (with a quill pen, natch ), while illuminated by oil-lamp.
Label should include the primary author's name, manuscript title, disk type (IBM or Macintosh), file name, and wordprocessor name.
The product offers nine integrated applications including a multilingual wordprocessor, a HTML web page editor/viewer, various study systems with authoring abilities, a Kanji reference dictionary, a grammar library builder and a text translation aid.
And if it is background printing a text document whilst in the foreground I work on a spreadsheet, when does the computer "become" a wordprocessor and when is it a spreadsheet?