Spreadsheets: Introduction, definition & terminology

See the video below which introduces spreadsheet software


Spreadsheet – an electronic document in which data is arranged in the rows and columns of a grid and can be manipulated and used in calculations.

Oxford English Dictionary via google. (https://www.google.com/search?q=define+spreadsheet&oq=define+spreadsheet&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l7.4183j1j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8)

A Spreadsheet consists as a grid of many cells.

Cell – A single location in a spreadsheet that can store data. It is the intersection of a row and column

row – A horizontal arrangement of cells , usually denoted by a number

column – a vertical arrangement of cells ,usually denoted by a letter, cell,

value – the data that is stored in a cell.

formula – a representation for a calculation stored within a cell. The formula itself is not displayed, rather, the results of the calculation is displayed in the cell.

range – a group of cells; can be a group of horizontal cells, a group of vertical cells, a block of cells, or even many different blocks of cells.

worksheet – a single spreadsheet in a workbook.

workbook – a file , consisting of many worksheets (individual spreadsheets). A workbook is a file which is comprised of 1 or more worksheets (spreadsheets)

(last updated Monday 11th January 2021)

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