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computation

[kom-pyoo-tey-shuh n] /ˌkɒm pyʊˈteɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
an act, process, or method of computing; calculation.
2.
a result of computing.
3.
the amount computed.
Origin of computation
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English < Latin computātiōn- (stem of computātiō), equivalent to computāt(us) (past participle of computāre; see compute) + -iōn- -ion
Related forms
computational, adjective
computative, adjective
computatively, adverb
miscomputation, noun
noncomputation, noun
recomputation, noun
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  • History, even in its computational form or in genetic shape, is an example.

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  • This area will be developed further in the computational technologies section.

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  • Keep in mind that almost all people dedicated to the study of the future work on computational models.

British Dictionary definitions for computational

computation

/ˌkɒmpjʊˈteɪʃən/
noun
1.
a calculation involving numbers or quantities
Derived Forms
computational, adjective
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Word Origin and History for computational
adj.

1857, from computation + -al (1). Related: Computationally.

computation

n.

early 15c., from Middle French computation, from Latin computationem (nominative computatio), noun of action from past participle stem of computare "to sum up, reckon, compute" (see compute).

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