Meaning of PROCESSING in English

< data processing , signal processing > Performing some predefined sequence of operations on an input to produce an output or change of internal state; activity specifically involving the computer's CPU .

The term is often qualified: " data processing " treats digital data, " signal processing " treats analog data (possibly in digital form), " word processing " takes in typed human language input and produces digital documents, image processing transforms digital images .


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