Information-processing



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processing of information, especially the handling of information by computers in accordance with strictly defined systems of procedure.
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(computing) the combined processing of numerical data, graphics, text, etc
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the process of gathering, retrieval, storage, searching of informational data; also called data processing
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See information processing

Either the preparation of data for processing by a computer, or the storage and processing of raw data by the computer itself.

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