# computation

[kom-pyoo-tey-shuh n]

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## Origin of computation^{}

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## Examples from the Web for computation

### Contemporary Examples

#### Some of the pre-eminent innovators at the intersection of art and coding are based at the Aesthetics and Computation Group at MIT.

#### Falling behind in computing could mean falling behind in fields that rely on computation to get an edge on rivals.

#### Why should you, the human being, have to do the mathematical drudgework of doing this kind of computation?

### Historical Examples

#### But I pass over this, and go on to the computation of dates.

A Theological-Political Treatise [Part II]Benedict of Spinoza

#### This computation covers only the machine's power to overcome resistance.

Flying MachinesW.J. Jackman and Thos. H. Russell

#### And the odd and even numbers are not the same with the art of computation?

CharmidesPlato

#### The period of five hours and fifty-four seconds does not enter into their computation.

Les ParsisD. Menant

#### Rajcik finished the computation he was working on and gnawed thoughtfully at his pencil.

Death WishRobert Sheckley

# computation

- a calculation involving numbers or quantities

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## Word Origin and History for 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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