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1.Computing: Amount of data processed by a computer in a single instruction. It varies with the processor being used: earlier processors could handle 16-bit words, the current processors can handle 32-bit long words, and the more recent ones can handle 64-bit words.
2.Typing: Typing speed usually expressed in words per minute (WPM) where generally one word equals 5 characters (spaces included).

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  • His typing speed was only 50 words per minute so he was not given the position of transcriber within the company.

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  • In order to get hired as an administrative assistant at a major corporation, the applicant must have a minimum typing speed of 60 words per minute, or more if the job is especially hectic or time-sensitive.

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  • I would like my students to write a paper in which you will define a word that holds great meaning to you and have it submitted by tomorrow afternoon.

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