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English definition of “data processing”

data processing

noun [U]     (also electronic data processing, abbreviation EDP)
IT the use of a computer to store, organize, and use information: He devised a data processing system that plotted key statistics about each business area, helping them find patterns. They also have business investments in data processing, telecommunications, and real estate management.
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