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data processing

Syllabification: da·ta proc·ess·ing

Definition of data processing in English:

noun

A series of operations on data, especially by a computer, to retrieve, transform, or classify information.
Example sentences
  • SETI researchers have used the Internet to access idle desktop computing power to perform complicated data processing.
  • With the entire command stack operating above iSCSI, data processing is significantly accelerated.
  • The signal and data processing is carried out on a high speed powerful IBM 4PiCC - 1 computer.

Derivatives

data processor

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noun
Example sentences
  • The first serious look at automatic summarization using statistics was undertaken in 1958 by H. P. Luhn, who used an IBM 704 data processor to analyze word occurrences in a scientific article.
  • In the vehicles, troops use a computer monitor, sealed keyboard, and 6-to 10-gigabyte hard drives with a 512MHz or 333MHz data processor.
  • The data processor could be readily expanded to up to four computers, 16 memories and 20 input/output modules with no obsolescence of hardware or software.

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