Origin of computation
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Related Words for computativeanalytical, scientific, numerical, measurable, algebraic, algorithmic, arithmetical, computative, geometrical, math
- a calculation involving numbers or quantities
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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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