[ kom-pyoo-tey-shuh n ]
/ ˌkɒm pyʊˈteɪ ʃən /
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analytical, scientific, numerical, measurable, algebraic, algorithmic, arithmetical, geometrical, math
- compulsory purchase,
- computational complexity,
- computational fluid dynamics,
- computational linguistics,
Origin of computation
com·pu·ta·tion·al, adjectivecom·pu·ta·tive, adjectivecom·pu·ta·tive·ly, adverbmis·com·pu·ta·tion, noun
non·com·pu·ta·tion, nounre·com·pu·ta·tion, noun
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/ (ˌkɒmpjʊˈteɪʃən) /
a calculation involving numbers or quantities
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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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