information processing


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information processing:

see data processingdata processing
or information processing,
operations (e.g., handling, merging, sorting, and computing) performed upon data in accordance with strictly defined procedures, such as recording and summarizing the financial transactions of a business.
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information processing

[‚in·fər′mā·shən ′prä·ses·iŋ]
(computer science)
The manipulation of data so that new data (implicit in the original) appear in a useful form.
(psychology)
The coding, retrieval, and combination of information in perceptual recognition, learning, remembering, thinking, problem solving, and performance of sensory-motor acts.

information processing

The processing of data and information. See data, information, data processing and information processing cycle.
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Between 1968 and 1996, about 190 of these standards and guidelines were issued as Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) for use government-wide.
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On a theoretical note, the current findings provide support for Wyer and Srull's (1986) conceptualization of human information processing in a consumer context.

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