word processor


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

Word Processor

A computer program allowing one to write, edit and format content. One writes the content and may either print it or save it in an electronic format. Word processors developed in the 1960s and were popularized in the 1970s and 1980s. Word processing was one of the first business uses for the personal computer.

word processor

a COMPUTER software program package designed for the manipulation of text. Word processors have dramatically improved the speed with which business documents can be produced by making the correction of errors or rearrangement of blocks of text easier.
References in periodicals archive ?
What I'm trying to say is that a word processor is a very personal thing.
Perhaps most significantly, the use of word processors appears to produce a spirit of cooperation and collaboration in the classroom.
Using ASCII text, spreadsheet or database formats, you can move data from spreadsheets and databases to word processors and to depreciation, trial balance, audit and tax programs (and vice versa).
Second is the document view, which uses a word processor to create presentation-quality documents.
Venture also has available a general purpose word processor with features such as spell check and search/replace.