computation

[ kom-pyoo-tey-shuh n ]
/ ˌkɒm pyʊˈteɪ ʃən /

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. compulsory purchase,
  2. compunction,
  3. compunctious,
  4. compurgation,
  5. compurgator,
  6. computational,
  7. computational complexity,
  8. computational fluid dynamics,
  9. computational linguistics,
  10. compute

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 computative

computation

/ (ˌkɒmpjʊˈteɪʃən) /

noun

a calculation involving numbers or quantities
Derived Formscomputational, adjective

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Word Origin and History for computative

computation

n.

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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