Definition of data processing noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


data processing

BrE BrE//ˌdeɪtə ˈprəʊsesɪŋ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdeɪtə ˈprɑːsesɪŋ//
, NAmE//ˌdætə ˈprɑːsesɪŋ//
, NAmE//ˌdeɪtə ˈproʊsesɪŋ//
, NAmE//ˌdætə ˈproʊsesɪŋ//
[uncountable] (computing) Computer programming
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a series of actions that a computer performs on data to produce an output See related entries: Computer programming
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: data processing