automatic data processing

Definitions of automatic data processing
  1. noun
    data processing by a computer
    synonyms: ADP
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    types:
    EDP, electronic data processing
    automatic data processing by electronic means without the use of tabulating cards or punched tapes
    IDP, integrated data processing
    automatic data processing in which data acquisition and other stages or processing are integrated into a coherent system
    type of:
    data processing
    (computer science) a series of operations on data by a computer in order to retrieve or transform or classify information
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