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processing

[′prä‚ses·iŋ]
(communications)
Further handling, manipulation, consolidation, compositing, and so on, of information to convert it from one format to another or to reduce it to manageable or intelligible information.
(engineering)
The act of converting material from one form into another desired form.

processing

(data processing, signal processing)
Performing some predefined sequence of operations on an input to produce an output or change of internal state; activity specifically involving the computer's CPU.

The term is often qualified: "data processing" treats digital data, "signal processing" treats analog data (possibly in digital form), "word processing" takes in typed human language input and produces digital documents, image processing transforms digital images.

processing

Manipulating data within the computer. For an explanation of how the computer processes data, see computer and review "The 3 C's." "Processing" is appended to a variety of terms, but the word itself always implies "performing" or "doing work" by means of a computer or computer-based device. See centralized processing, distributed processing, batch processing, transaction processing and multiprocessing.
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George Abraham is at the USDA-ARS Food and Feed Processing Research Unit, Southern Regional Research Center, 1100 Robert E.
It is noteworthy that the feed processing plant in the village of Gedezeykhur is the 29th constructed under the SEDA project.
They typically are used to move material around, to load and unload trucks and to feed processing equipment.
Addressing the event held in connection with opening the enterprise by the Agency for the Development of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) under the Ministry of Economy, Deputy Chairman of the Agency Nadir Adilov, Deputy Head of the Executive Power of the Fuzuli region Suleyman Aliyev and representatives of the SEDA project noted the importance of implementing community projects in the regions, commissioning a feed processing plant in the development of SMEs in the agriculture sector, expansion of work in the livestock and crop production areas in the agriculture sector, and meeting the needs in forage and increasing employment.