word processor


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word processor

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

word processor

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

word′ proc`essor


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

word processor

A computer system designed to handle text. Faster and more flexible than a typewriter.
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"
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

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
Moreover, the person with a word processor can use the extra time available because of the extra speed to polish what has been written.
Finding the best word processor is a very subjective endeavor, of course, not unlike buying a car in certain respects.
The telephone by the word processor has large numbers, nearly two inches high.
Anschuetz tells of a chemistry professor who used the program to build a library of chemistry symbols that can be downloaded to a printer for inclusion in class handouts and tests--something that couldn't be done with the old word processor.
The simple "flat file" formats used by word processors are inefficient methods of storing complex data and records.
For example, if a word processor or spreadsheet program is written in Java, that application can run in a variety of computers--whether they run on Windows, Macintosh or Unix.
And some studies made use of the word processor only after the material had been composed with conventional means.
Used mostly for inputting text, word processors are not designed as layouttools.
Whenever I tried to open my word processor, a message on the screen kept telling me something about a missing DLL.
However, all offer a version of Lotus 1-2-3 or a compatible spreadsheet and word processor program.
PK:DTEV), announced today that it has signed a licensing agreement with SoftMaker Software GmbH enabling Data Evolution to offer SoftMaker's TextMaker word processor and PlanMaker spreadsheet applications with the Clio(R) NXT and Cathena(TM) mobile computing products.
Features include resources for teachers, parents and students, a word processor, bibliography tool, dictionary and customizing template that helps students produce science projects and numerous documents.