com·​put·​able | \ kəm-ˈpyü-tə-bəl How to pronounce computable (audio) \

Definition of computable

: capable of being computed

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computability \ kəm-​ˌpyü-​tə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce computability (audio) \ noun

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Recent Examples on the Web This was a hypothetical device that could come up with a solution to any problem that is computable. Charles Riley, CNN, "Alan Turing, Enigma code-breaker castrated for being gay, is the face of Britain's £50 note," 15 July 2019 Underlying all of these trends is a single idea: the belief that quantitative data can provide a coherent model of the world, and the efficacy of computable information to provide us with ways of acting within it., "43 books to read in 2018: Cleveland booksellers name their favorite new and upcoming releases," 24 Jan. 2018 Starting with a basic set of operations, even the simplest Turing machine can be used to compute anything that is computable, Turing proved. Dylan Tweney, WIRED, "June 23, 1912: Computer Pioneer Alan Turing Born," 23 June 2010

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First Known Use of computable

1610, in the meaning defined above

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“Computable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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