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computation

[ kom-pyoo-tey-shuhn ]
/ ˌkɒm pyʊˈteɪ ʃən /
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noun

an act, process, or method of computing; calculation.
a result of computing.
the amount computed.

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Origin of computation

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

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British Dictionary definitions for computation

computation
/ (ˌkɒmpjʊˈteɪʃən) /

noun

a calculation involving numbers or quantities

Derived forms of computation

computational, adjective
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