Definition of spreadsheet in English:

spreadsheet

noun

  • 1An electronic document in which data is arranged in the rows and columns of a grid and can be manipulated and used in calculations.

    ‘we have a colour-coded Excel spreadsheet of all of our trip expenses’
    ‘William spent most of the day updating the Risk Assessment spreadsheet’
    • ‘If the company has neither increased nor decreased its dividend in the current or preceding year, that cell is left blank in the spreadsheet.’
    • ‘The following 4 tables summarise the results from the spreadsheets.’
    • ‘"I can only assume," Perkins added, " there is a mistake in one of his spreadsheets.’
    • ‘After each student completed the survey, the responses were automatically downloaded into a spreadsheet.’
    • ‘Create a spreadsheet of the costs involved in getting your project off the ground.’
    • ‘I read the contract and created a little Excel spreadsheet to see what the different box-office totals meant to me.’
    • ‘He put the results into a database and produced spreadsheets that were shared with applications administrators.’
    • ‘Many financial planners use Excel and Word to create spreadsheets and documents that address specific financial planning issues.’
    • ‘I got my finances in order by using Microsoft Excel to create a spreadsheet of my monthly income and expenses.’
    • ‘"I always thought of renting space for my business," she says, "but Kenny kept showing me spreadsheets, demonstrating the advantages of buying."’
    • ‘We keep spreadsheets of which software is installed on what systems to make sure we don't install more copies of any software than we own.’
    • ‘A good office suite allows you to create documents and spreadsheets, produce marketing materials, manage email and contacts, and much more.’
    • ‘I have a big spreadsheet where I keep track of what's going on.’
    • ‘On his computer, St. Jean keeps a spreadsheet of every player's salary and other basic information.’
    • ‘For the last month, I have been planning my car travel more carefully, and keeping a detailed spreadsheet of journeys to see how much I genuinely use it.’
    • ‘For the insurance claim, they had to compile exhaustive spreadsheets of their possessions, right down to how many white T-shirts were in a bureau drawer.’
    • ‘Melissa has put together a spreadsheet of our favorite girl's names.’
    • ‘I supplied several spreadsheets of actual and estimated costs, along with explanations running to about two thousand words.’
    • ‘Police prepared spreadsheets of crime in the area which, they said, proved the pub was a magnet for trouble, particularly late at night.’
    • ‘When the changes had been made, I printed a off copy of the spreadsheet for Mr Simons.’
    1. 1.1A computer program used to create and manipulate spreadsheets.
      • ‘Many students sent us graphs prepared with computer spreadsheet programs.’
      • ‘Once prepared, the file can be transferred to and used on any computer with the spreadsheet program.’
      • ‘The first step is to stop using word processors and spreadsheets to manipulate and organize information.’
      • ‘PC applications, representing the second generation of FM technology, were initially built around office automation software such as spreadsheets or databases.’
      • ‘You should then be able to open your spreadsheet program, browse to the file, and open it.’
      • ‘An Excel spreadsheet or an Access database can be used to catalog the archives' contents and whereabouts.’

verb

[no object]usually as noun spreadsheeting
  • Use or create a spreadsheet.

    ‘Most personal computers are used for tasks such as word processing, spreadsheeting, accounts and the like.’
    ‘I have planned, advised, spreadsheeted, etc. until they are probably sick of me.’

Pronunciation

spreadsheet

/ˈsprɛdʃiːt/