Word processor


Robert Neagoe
by Robert Neagoe
Content Analyst
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A word processor (WP) is a computer application used for the production (including composition, editing, formatting and possibly printing) of any sort of printable material. Word processing is the creation of documents using a word processor. It can also refer to advanced shorthand techniques, sometimes used in specialized contexts with a specially modified typewriter. The term was coined at IBM’s Böblingen, West Germany (at that time) Laboratory in the 1960s.