# computation

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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.

## computation

(ˌkɒmpjʊˈteɪʃən)
n
(Mathematics) a calculation involving numbers or quantities
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## 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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
 Noun 1 computation - the procedure of calculating; determining something by mathematical or logical methodstransposition - (mathematics) the transfer of a quantity from one side of an equation to the other along with a change of signnumber crunching - performing complex and lengthy numerical calculationsmathematical 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 quantitiesproblem solving - the thought processes involved in solving a problemextrapolation - (mathematics) calculation of the value of a function outside the range of known valuesinterpolation - (mathematics) calculation of the value of a function between the values already knownconversion - 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)/dxintegral - the result of a mathematical integration; F(x) is the integral of f(x) if dF/dx = f(x)
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## 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
beregningudregning
reikningur

## computation

[ˌkɒmpjʊˈteɪʃən] N
1. (gen, often pl) →
2. (Comput) →
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## computation

[ˌkɒmpjʊˈteɪʃən] n (= calculation) →
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## computation

nBerechnung f, → Kalkulation f
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## computation

[ˌkɒmpjʊˈteɪʃn] ncalcolo
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## compute

(kəmˈpjuːt) verb
to calculate or estimate.
ˌcompuˈtation (kom-) noun
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References in classic literature ?
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.
'Nearly a fortnight by my computation; and, besides, I cannot bear the thoughts of a Christmas spent from home: and, moreover, my sister is going to be married.'
"Oh, if you want to learn the spirit of the people by arithmetical computation, of course it's very difficult to arrive at it.
It was about the last day of our outward voyage by the largest computation; some time that night, or at latest before noon of the morrow, we should sight the Treasure Island.
Though this circumstance alone would have alarmed Sophia, who was somewhat more a mistress of computation at present; she had indeed much more pregnant evidence from the eyes of her lover of what past within his bosom; nay, though he did not make any open declaration of his passion, yet many of his expressions were rather too warm, and too tender, to have been imputed to complacence, even in the age when such complacence was in fashion; the very reverse of which is well known to be the reigning mode at present.
``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.''
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.
Hunt had this prospect was, according to his computation, about two hundred and fifty miles from the Arickara village.
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."
How long, therefore, I lay waiting to hear the ship split upon some rock, or to feel her reel head foremost into the depths of the sea, I have not the means of computation. But sleep at length stole from me the consciousness of sorrow.
It is remarkable as showing the wide prevalence of this law, that among the natives of the British possessions in India, also in a considerable part of China, and among the Calmucks of Tartary, the best means of computation yet furnished us by travellers, yield similar results.
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.

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