Definition of spreadsheet in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈspredˌSHēt/


1An electronic document in which data is arranged in the rows and columns of a grid and can be manipulated and used in calculations: we have a color-coded Excel spreadsheet of all of our trip expenses William spent most of the day updating the Risk Assessment spreadsheet
More example sentences
  • If the company has neither increased nor decreased its dividend in the current or preceding year, that cell is left blank in the spreadsheet.
  • The following 4 tables summarise the results from the spreadsheets.
  • "I can only assume," Perkins added, " there is a mistake in one of his spreadsheets.
1.1A computer program used to create and manipulate spreadsheets.
Example sentences
  • Many students sent us graphs prepared with computer spreadsheet programs.
  • Once prepared, the file can be transferred to and used on any computer with the spreadsheet program.
  • The first step is to stop using word processors and spreadsheets to manipulate and organize information.


[no object] (usually as noun spreadsheeting)
Use or create a spreadsheet.
Example sentences
  • I find my Pocket PC too small for browsing, or practical spreadsheeting compared to the Newton.
  • You can find a brief introduction to the basics of spreadsheeting here.
  • Want to learn about spreadsheeting and keeping your data in the one table?

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Syllabification: spread·sheet

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