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Meaning of DATA PROCESSING

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  (computer science) the temporary retention of data in a processor while calculations or logical operations are performed on it
 
 See Also: administrative data processing, ADP, automatic data processing, business data processing, distributed data processing, execution, instruction execution, list processing, multiprocessing, operation, parallel processing, priority processing, processing, real-time operation, real-time processing, remote-access data processing, serial processing, teleprocessing, word processing

 

 

Computing Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

The input, verification, organisation, storage, retrieval, transformation, and extraction of information from data. The term is normally associated with commercial applications such as stock control or payroll.

 

 

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