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data processing

The storing or processing of data by a computer.

da′ta-pro′cess′ing adj.

data processing

(Computer Science)
a. a sequence of operations performed on data, esp by a computer, in order to extract information, reorder files, etc
b. (as modifier): a data-processing centre.

da′ta proc`essing

the automated processing of information, esp. by computers.
da′ta proc`essor, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: processing - (computer science) a series of operations on data by a computer in order to retrieve or transform or classify information
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
administrative data processing, business data processing - data processing in accounting or business management
automatic data processing, ADP - data processing by a computer
data mining - data processing using sophisticated data search capabilities and statistical algorithms to discover patterns and correlations in large preexisting databases; a way to discover new meaning in data
distributed data processing, remote-access data processing, teleprocessing - data processing in which some of the functions are performed in different places and connected by transmission facilities
instruction execution, execution - (computer science) the process of carrying out an instruction by a computer
list processing - processing data that is given in the form of chained lists
multiprocessing, parallel processing - simultaneous processing by two or more processing units
operation - (computer science) data processing in which the result is completely specified by a rule (especially the processing that results from a single instruction); "it can perform millions of operations per second"
priority processing - data processing in which the operations performed are determined by a system of priorities
processing - preparing or putting through a prescribed procedure; "the processing of newly arrived immigrants"; "the processing of ore to obtain minerals"
real-time operation, real-time processing - data processing fast enough to keep up with an outside process
serial processing - sequential processing by two or more processing units
word processing - rapid and efficient processing (storage and printing) of linguistic data for composition and editing
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