data processing

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1. General: Operations performed on a given set of data to extract the required information in an appropriate form such as diagrams, reports, or tables. See also electronic data processing.
2. Computing: Manipulation of input data with an application program to obtain desired output as an audio/video, graphic, numeric, or text data file.

Use 'data processing' in a Sentence

You need to be able to be good at data processing so that you can figure out what the data is telling you to do.
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Our company has recently put out well over two thousand want ad postings, on all the internet job boards for candidates proficient in data processing.
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The data processing of the new computer was excellent as it handled our big data calculations drawing from our database.
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Notable Quotable

A Retrospective Look on Data Processing as a Fad
"I have traveled the length and breadth of this country and talked with the best people, and I can assure you that data processing is a fad that won't last out the year. (from Prentice Hall's business books editor, 1957)"
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