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automatic data processing

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ADP
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ADP

n. (ADP, abbr.) ~ The use of computers to analyze, organize, store, retrieve, and manipulate data, and to report the results of those operations, especially with a minimum of human intervention or assistance.

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(Ralston 1976, p. 425) Automatic data processing (ADP) [is] closely analogous to EDP [electronic data processing], since it is intended to distinguish computer data processing from data processing where significant human assistance or intervention is required.