Electronic Data Processing

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electronic data processing

[i‚lek′trän·ik ′dad·ə ‚prä·səs·iŋ]
(computer science)
Processing data by using equipment that is predominantly electronic in nature, such as an electronic digital computer. Abbreviated EDP.
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Electronic Data Processing

(EDP) data processing by electronic machines, i.e. computers.
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(1) (Electronic Data Processing) The first name used for the computer field. After decades, EDP evolved into "information technology" (see IT).

(2) (Embedded DisplayPort) See DisplayPort.
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