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Spreadsheet

A computer program that organizes numerical data into rows and columns in order to calculate and make adjustments based on new data.
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Spreadsheet

A sheet or computer program organized into rows and columns for easy comparison of information. For example, there may be two columns representing two different fiscal years and several rows representing different financial variables (such as revenue, profit, and so forth). A balance sheet is a very common example of a spreadsheet.
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spreadsheet

A worksheet on which financial data are laid out in rows and columns for comparative purposes. For example, a financial analyst might use a spreadsheet to determine how a firm's sales and profit margins have varied throughout a period of quarters or years.
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spreadsheet

a COMPUTER software program package which enables data to be analysed in columns and rows. Spreadsheets are widely used for financial analysis.
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