computation

[ kom-pyoo-tey-shuhn ]
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noun
  1. an act, process, or method of computing; calculation.

  2. a result of computing.

  1. the amount computed.

Origin of computation

1
1375–1425; late Middle English <Latin computātiōn- (stem of computātiō), equivalent to computāt(us) (past participle of computāre;see compute) + -iōn--ion

Other words from computation

  • 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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British Dictionary definitions for computation

computation

/ (ˌkɒmpjʊˈteɪʃən) /


noun
  1. a calculation involving numbers or quantities

Derived forms of computation

  • computational, adjective

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