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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a spreadsheet program (=one that can do calculations with numbers)
▪ A spreadsheet program doesn't replace the traditional accounts package.
▪ The spreadsheet program can produce graphics and you would like to put these graphics into your electronic publishing system.
▪ Various spreadsheet programs used different menu systems showing that the system used by Lotus was expression and not idea.
▪ The reason is that a spreadsheet program is generally inefficient at performing calculations and so much of the theoretical gain is lost.
▪ The other tip is to use an area of spreadsheet that is well away from the Input range but easily accessible.
▪ Some software manufacturers sell inventory programs, but you also can custom-tailor your own using a computer spreadsheet or data base.
▪ For example, he uses a spreadsheet to teach the relationship between force and mass.
▪ Even a spreadsheet that does a great deal of calculation will only speed up by around 25% or so.
▪ InConcert works by modelling business processes and tracking documents like spreadsheets, forms and graphics through each stage.
▪ Lotus has re-thought the spreadsheet and is showing us how this type of application will look in the future.
▪ The spreadsheet is 127 by 255 cells and has some level of Lotus 1-2-3 compatibility.
▪ The spreadsheet program can produce graphics and you would like to put these graphics into your electronic publishing system.
▪ The graph provides an overall picture of the data which makes spotting trend or correlation of data in your spreadsheet.
▪ With Pocket Excel on the same handheld, he can access other records that he currently keeps on spreadsheets.
▪ You can usually find your way around any spreadsheet if you are familiar with the Lotus 1-2-3 commands.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1965, from spread (n.) + sheet (n.).


n. 1 (context dated English) A sheet of paper, marked with a grid, in which financial data is recorded and totals calculated manually. 2 (context computing English) A computer simulation of such a system of recording tabular data, with totals and other formulas calculated automatically.


n. a screen-oriented interactive program enabling a user to lay out financial data on the screen


A spreadsheet is an interactive computer application for organization, analysis and storage of data in tabular form. Spreadsheets are developed as computerized simulations of paper accounting worksheets. The program operates on data entered in cells of a table. Each cell may contain either numeric or text data, or the results of formulas that automatically calculate and display a value based on the contents of other cells. A spreadsheet or worksheet may also refer to one such electronic document.

Spreadsheet users may adjust any stored value and observe the effects on calculated values. This makes the spreadsheet useful for "what-if" analysis since many cases can be rapidly investigated without manual recalculation. Modern spreadsheet software can have multiple interacting sheets, and can display data either as text and numerals, or in graphical form.

Besides performing basic arithmetic and mathematical functions, modern spreadsheets provide built-in functions for common financial and statistical operations. Such calculations as net present value or standard deviation can be applied to tabular data with a pre-programmed function in a formula. Spreadsheet programs also provide conditional expressions, functions to convert between text and numbers, and functions that operate on strings of text.

Spreadsheets have replaced paper-based systems throughout the business world. Although they were first developed for accounting or bookkeeping tasks, they now are used extensively in any context where tabular lists are built, sorted, and shared.

LANPAR, available in 1969, was the first electronic spreadsheet on mainframe and time sharing computers. LANPAR was an acronym: LANguage for Programming Arrays at Random. VisiCalc was the first electronic spreadsheet on a microcomputer, and it helped turn the Apple II computer into a popular and widely used system. Lotus 1-2-3 was the leading spreadsheet when DOS was the dominant operating system. Excel now has the largest market share on the Windows and Macintosh platforms. A spreadsheet program is a standard feature of an office productivity suite; since the advent of web apps, office suites now also exist in web app form.

Usage examples of "spreadsheet".

Stark was concentrating on a spreadsheet that Dane, who was sitting in his favorite chair in front of Starks desk, had just handed to him.

The spreadsheet programs were easy to use once she learned what the various terms meant, like weight gain ratio and birth weight.

These allowed the panelists to see a spreadsheet page for each proposal in turn, displaying their grades and comments.

Frank quickly crunched the numbers on his general spreadsheet, sorting the applicants into a hierarchy from one to forty-four, with a lot of ties.

NSF educational outreach program, the spreadsheet work eating up hours like minutes.

A mortgage affordability spreadsheet was a good thing, a sensible thing.

In his mind he laid out a spreadsheet of credits and debits, adding in everything he and that biologist McCollum up on Prime had been able to figure out about Vuukan physiology since his arrival here.

The next day he was working on the laptop when his spreadsheet fuzzed away into the ether, to be replaced by a badly drawn image of a bird bursting into a blaze of flame.

Apparently, Eliot had no truck with computers, which could have produced such a spreadsheet in seconds.

It will do all of the tasks you have mentioned so far: bookkeeping, spreadsheets, projections, expense breakouts, and it will fit in a handbag or a belt pouch.

Bannet through a series of financial spreadsheets on his laptop, unable to disguise their tale of woe.

After two hours with Munson and Crittle, the kitchen table was covered with spreadsheets and printouts and discarded notes, a debris-strewn testament to the past seventeen months of his life.

They seemed to be spreadsheets and documents with itemized bills and invoices.

Piles of books, periodicals, offprints, Xeroxed sheets of stapled or loose paper, folded or rolled graphs and charts and tables and spreadsheets.

They seemed to be spreadsheets and documents with itemized bills and invoices.