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data processing
▪ But, it has given no indication of whether it intends to acquire or dispose of any data processing activities.
▪ Developments in stand-alone integrated systems made it possible to streamline the library's data processing operations.
▪ In conventional data processing, on the other hand, files are seen as a department or single application resource.
▪ Ironically, the advent of de-centralised processing has made the work of the corporate data processing department harder.
▪ The algorithms required for most data processing are relatively simple.
▪ There's a lot of data processing going on.
▪ They were large, costly, rather unreliable and required a dedicated data processing team to support them.
▪ This service is largely used for the development and operation of highly flexible management information systems rather than standard data processing work.
data processing

n. Any of many techniques in which data is retrieved, stored, classified, manipulated, transmitted and/or reported in such a way as to generate information; especially such processing using computers.

data processing

n. (computer science) a series of operations on data by a computer in order to retrieve or transform or classify information

Data processing

Data processing is, generally, "the collection and manipulation of items of data to produce meaningful information." In this sense it can be considered a subset of information processing, "the change (processing) of information in any manner detectable by an observer."

The term Data processing (DP) has also been used previously to refer to a department within an organization responsible for the operation of data processing applications.

Data processing (disambiguation)

Data processing most often refers to Electronic data processing, computer processes that convert data into information or knowledge.

Data processing may also refer to:

  • Automatic Data Processing, computer services company
  • Data analysis; processing data with the goal of highlighting, drawing conclusions, and supporting decision making
  • Data entry done by a data entry clerk
  • Data processing system, a system which processes data which has been captured and encoded in a format style recognizable by the data processing system or has been created and stored by another unit of an information processing system
  • Electronic data processing or EDP
  • Information processing; the change (processing), of information in any manner detectable by an observer
  • Unit record equipment data processing

Usage examples of "data processing".

The Adult develops a 'thought concept' of life based on data gathering and data processing.

But the act of scanning the picture takes about 10 seconds, and thus my sensory data processing rate is probably not much larger than 50,000/10 = 5,000 bits per second.

The operations manager at Excalibur Station did not even inform his supervisor the first time the strange blip appeared on his data processing display.

This thing where you said G2S will sue officials of the Bureau of Data Processing for kidnaping one of its employees, and also some girlfriend of his?

Communications had died at the same time something had knocked out data processing.

Experience had taught him that this was the time to catch any danger signals that might have been thrown up by his subconscious data processing during the night.