spreadsheet

Definitions

General English

Accounting

  • noun a computer printout or program that shows a series of columns or rows of figures

Computing

  • noun a program which allows calculations to be carried out on several columns of numbers
  • noun a printout of calculations on wide computer stationery

Construction

  • Large, wide sheet with many columns that is used to tabulate all estimates and sub-bids when putting a bid together. See also bid assembly.

Electronics

  • A computer application which manipulates a matrix of interrelated cells, often arranged in rows and columns. Each cell can have labels, numerical values, formulas, or functions. Used primarily for calculations such as budgets, and for what-if scenarios. Also called spreadsheet program, spreadsheet application, or electronic spreadsheet.

Information & Library Science

  • noun a computer program that allows the calculation of numbers in both columns and rows
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