Microsoft Excel, a program in which you enter data into columns, is an example of a spreadsheet program.
- Bookkeeping a financial worksheet with multiple rows and columns, used in preparing an income statement, balance sheet, etc.
- a computer program that organizes numerical data into rows and columns, for computing desired calculations and making overall adjustments based on new data
Origin of spreadsheetspread, adjective ( from past participle of spread, transitive verb) + sheet
- A software interface consisting of an interactive grid made up of cells in which data or formulas are entered for analysis or presentation.
- A piece of paper with rows and columns for recording financial data for use in comparative analysis.
spreadsheet - Computer Definition
Software that simulates a paper spreadsheet (worksheet), in which columns of numbers are summed for budgets and plans. It appears on screen as a matrix of rows and columns, the intersections of which are called "cells." The cells are filled with (1) labels, (2) numeric values or (3) formulas. Labels are descriptive text such as "Rent" and "Gross Sales." Values are the actual numeric data, and formulas command the spreadsheet to do the calculations; for example, SUM CELLS A5 TO A10.