- com·pu·ta·tion·al, adjective
- com·pu·ta·tive, adjective
- com·pu·ta·tive·ly, adverb
- mis·com·pu·ta·tion, noun
- non·com·pu·ta·tion, noun
- re·com·pu·ta·tion, noun
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How to use computation in a sentence
Over the last few years, they’ve explored the use of neural networks — layers of computations that help machines process information through a rough approximation of our brain’s neuronal activity.How Close Are Computers to Automating Mathematical Reasoning? | Stephen Ornes | August 27, 2020 | Quanta Magazine
“It’s hard to predict when a problem will be reduced to a huge but finite computation,” Aaronson said.Computer Scientists Attempt to Corner the Collatz Conjecture | Kevin Hartnett | August 26, 2020 | Quanta Magazine
Finally, after just half an hour of computations, they had an answer.
Our brains are really good at this—we copy computations inside the brains of others.How the Brain Builds a Sense of Self From the People Around Us | Sam Ereira | July 17, 2020 | Singularity Hub
They can also deliver drugs or act as a biological “circuit board” on which biomolecules perform traditional computations.How Fake Viruses Can Help Us Make the Best Possible Vaccines | Shelly Fan | July 7, 2020 | Singularity Hub
Some of the pre-eminent innovators at the intersection of art and coding are based at the Aesthetics and computation Group at MIT.Frickin’ Laser Beams Run by Eyeballs: The Next Art Revolution Is Here | Nico Hines | July 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
One of the keys to brain research is better computation and better storage systems.
Falling behind in computing could mean falling behind in fields that rely on computation to get an edge on rivals.The U.S. Is Busy Building Supercomputers, but Needs Someone to Run Them | Dan Lyons | December 28, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
Why should you, the human being, have to do the mathematical drudgework of doing this kind of computation?
Fetching pen and paper, the blacksmith made a rapid computation of what would be due Oliver at any time within the next month.Dorothy at Skyrie | Evelyn Raymond
Such a computation does not include the large number of stories read in our papers and magazines.English: Composition and Literature | W. F. (William Franklin) Webster
I believe, at the lowest computation, three hundred and fifty were left dead on the field.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III. | E. Farr and E. H. Nolan
The most careful computation showed they were in latitude about 19 south and longitude 140 west.Adrift on the Pacific | Edward S. Ellis
So far as they affect character, the loss they cause may be beyond computation.
British Dictionary definitions for computation
a calculation involving numbers or quantities
- computational, adjective
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