# computation

[kom-pyoo-tey-shuh n]

## Origin of computation^{}

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## Examples from the Web for computational

### Historical Examples

#### If it were applied to present altitudinal data, it would place the computational flight ceiling somewhere below 4000 feet.

A Quantitative Study of the Nocturnal Migration of Birds.George H. Lowery.

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

The Civilization of IlliteracyMihai Nadin

#### Will you help me with the computational math needed to finish Operation Catskin?

The Butterfly KissArthur Dekker Savage

#### This will require substantial sensor, computational, and communication technologies.

Shock and AweHarlan K. Ullman

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

Shock and AweHarlan K. Ullman

# computation

- a calculation involving numbers or quantities

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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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