com·​put·​able kəm-ˈpyü-tə-bəl How to pronounce computable (audio)
: capable of being computed
computability noun

Examples of computable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The performance of the AI solution depends much more on the behaviors of users and changes to the work environment than on quantitative measures that are computable by an AI assurance laboratory. Mark P. Sendak, STAT, 7 Feb. 2024 Gödel held out his recursive functions as eminently computable, and Ritchie showed that loop programs were just the right tools for that job. IEEE Spectrum, 25 Sep. 2020 This, too, represents an eminently computable system, one that language models are well-suited to learn. Rob Toews, Forbes, 16 July 2023 Hence, a computable function is a function that has a Turing machine to compute it. Sheon Han, Quanta Magazine, 3 May 2023 Humans have these non-computable assets, including love, empathy and hope, for example….Ones that artificial intelligence will never understand. Scott Whitlock, Fox News, 18 Mar. 2023 The proof that the Kolmogorov complexity of a sequence is not computable is a bit technical. Noson S. Yanofsky, Discover Magazine, 10 Aug. 2018 Worse still, there are infinitely more noncomputable numbers than computable ones. George Johnson, Discover Magazine, 1 May 2013 The Dow was created in 1896, back when the only way to come up with a quickly computable stock market indicator was to average the share prices of the 12 issues that the Dow originally had. Allan Sloan, Washington Post, 16 Dec. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1610, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of computable was in 1610

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“Computable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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