data processing

<data processing, history>

An antiquated term for the input, verification, organisation, storage, retrieval and transformation of data and the extraction of information. The term was associated with commercial applications such as stock control or payroll. The term "electronic data processing" (EDP) means using computers for these tasks.

Last updated: 2019-01-26

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