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com·pu·ta·tion

 (kŏm′pyo͝o-tā′shən)
n.
1.
a. The act or process of computing.
b. A method of computing.
2. The result of computing.
3. The act of operating a computer.

com′pu·ta′tion·al adj.
com′pu·ta′tion·al·ly adv.

computation

(ˌkɒmpjʊˈteɪʃən)
n
(Mathematics) a calculation involving numbers or quantities
ˌcompuˈtational, computative adj
ˌcompuˈtationally adv

com•pu•ta•tion

(ˌkɒm pyʊˈteɪ ʃən)

n.
1. an act, process, or method of computing; calculation.
2. a result of computing.
3. the amount computed.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin]
com`pu•ta′tion•al, adj.
com′pu•ta`tive, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.computation - the procedure of calculatingcomputation - the procedure of calculating; determining something by mathematical or logical methods
transposition - (mathematics) the transfer of a quantity from one side of an equation to the other along with a change of sign
number crunching - performing complex and lengthy numerical calculations
mathematical operation, mathematical process, operation - (mathematics) calculation by mathematical methods; "the problems at the end of the chapter demonstrated the mathematical processes involved in the derivation"; "they were learning the basic operations of arithmetic"
recalculation - the act of calculating again (usually to eliminate errors or to include additional data); "recalculation yielded a much larger value"
procedure, process - a particular course of action intended to achieve a result; "the procedure of obtaining a driver's license"; "it was a process of trial and error"
2.computation - problem solving that involves numbers or quantities
problem solving - the thought processes involved in solving a problem
extrapolation - (mathematics) calculation of the value of a function outside the range of known values
interpolation - (mathematics) calculation of the value of a function between the values already known
conversion - a change in the units or form of an expression: "conversion from Fahrenheit to Centigrade"
approximation, estimate, estimation, idea - an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth; "an estimate of what it would cost"; "a rough idea how long it would take"
derivative, derived function, differential, differential coefficient, first derivative - the result of mathematical differentiation; the instantaneous change of one quantity relative to another; df(x)/dx
integral - the result of a mathematical integration; F(x) is the integral of f(x) if dF/dx = f(x)

computation

noun
1. The act, process, or result of calculating:
2. Arithmetic calculations
arithmetic, figure (used in plural), number (used in plural).
Translations
عَد، إحْصاء، تَقْدير
odhadpočetpočítání
beregningudregning
reikningur

computation

[ˌkɒmpjʊˈteɪʃən] N
1. (gen, often pl) → cómputo m, cálculo m
2. (Comput) → computación f

computation

[ˌkɒmpjʊˈteɪʃən] n (= calculation) → calcul m

computation

nBerechnung f, → Kalkulation f

computation

[ˌkɒmpjʊˈteɪʃn] ncalcolo

compute

(kəmˈpjuːt) verb
to calculate or estimate.
ˌcompuˈtation (kom-) noun
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This principle being admitted, the justice of every particular case of resistance is reduced to a computation of the quantity of the danger and grievance on the one side, and of the probability and expense of redressing it on the other.
On a moderate computation, it was many months, that Sunday, since I had left Joe and Biddy.
Because,'' answered Wamba, ``I remember three of them in my day, each of which was to endure for the course of fifty years; so that, by computation, I must be at least a hundred and fifty years old.
We rowed, by my computation, about three leagues, till we were able to work no longer, being already spent with labour while we were in the ship.
It is true, perhaps, that a computation might be made with sufficient accuracy to answer the purpose of the quantity of revenue requisite to discharge the subsisting engagements of the Union, and to maintain those establishments which, for some time to come, would suffice in time of peace.
The highest number to which, according to the best computation, a standing army can be carried in any country, does not exceed one hundredth part of the whole number of souls; or one twenty-fifth part of the number able to bear arms.
Dantes possessed a prodigious memory, combined with an astonishing quickness and readiness of conception; the mathematical turn of his mind rendered him apt at all kinds of calculation, while his naturally poetical feelings threw a light and pleasing veil over the dry reality of arithmetical computation, or the rigid severity of geometry.
Hunt had this prospect was, according to his computation, about two hundred and fifty miles from the Arickara village.
The greatness of an estate, in bulk and territory, doth fall under measure; and the greatness of finances and revenue, doth fall under computation.
This method of computation is bothersome and annoying; and until one gets thoroughly accustomed to it, it carries no intelligence to his mind until he has stopped and translated the pagan hours into Christian miles, just as people do with the spoken words of a foreign language they are acquainted with, but not familiarly enough to catch the meaning in a moment.
We shall have brought down, at the lowest computation, eight, before the others are aware of anything - that is certain; then all, there are five of us, will dispatch the other eight, knife in hand.
Forty thousand; forty times five, five times forty; two hundred days kills them all up by computation.