word processor


General English


  • noun
    (written as word-processor)
    a small computer used for word-processing text and documents
  • noun
    (written as word-processor)
    a word-processing package or program for a computer which allows the editing and manipulation and output of text, in forms such as letters, labels and address lists


  • A computer application utilized to produce, modify, display, and print text-based documents. Such programs usually are equipped with a heap of features and functions which simplify the preparation of documents, moving data between documents, and producing an output. These include including copying, pasting, inserting, deleting, and searching and replacing text, in addition to providing flexibility in the selection of fonts, paragraph and page layout, placement of headers, footers, and page numbers, plus spelling and grammar checking, thesaurus, file management, macros, the ability to incorporate graphics, insert tables, open multiple windows, display in WYSIWYG, and so on. Such a program may offer additional functionality, such as the handling of spreadsheets, or desktop publishing capabilities. Also called word processing program, or word processing application.
  • synonymword processing application
  • synonymword processing program

Information & Library Science

  • noun a computer that will run a word-processing program, usually used to create text