Definition of word processing in English:

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word processing


[mass noun]
The production, storage, and manipulation of text on a computer or word processor: PCs used for word processing [as modifier]: a basic word-processing package
More example sentences
  • They will edit and produce their books more or less as they are used to, using word processing and desktop publishing tools.
  • Not having a PC at home, some weekends I need to hire one for access to the Internet, to use word processing or spreadsheet programs.
  • The classes teach the basics of computing, word processing, spreadsheets, Internet browsing and Web cameras.



Pronunciation: /ˌwəːdˈprəʊsɛs/
Example sentences
  • Nevertheless, readers are encouraged to sue the manufacturer of the computer on which this article was word-processed.
  • Fifteen years later she had word-processed three books without handwritten drafts and created one of the best websites of her community college colleagues.
  • This book was written, not churned out or word-processed.

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