computation

noun com·pu·ta·tion \ ˌkäm-pyu̇-ˈtā-shən , -pyü- \
Updated on: 12 May 2018

Definition of computation

1 a : the act or action of computing : calculation
b : the use or operation of a computer
2 : a system of reckoning
3 : an amount computed

computational

play \ˌkäm-pyu̇-ˈtā-shnəl, -shə-nᵊl, -pyü-\ adjective

computationally

adverb

Examples of computation in a Sentence

  1. methods used for the computation of taxes

  2. The solution required a series of computations.

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First Known Use of computation

15th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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Definition of computation for English Language Learners

  • : the act or process of computing or calculating something


COMPUTATION Defined for Kids

computation

noun com·pu·ta·tion \ ˌkäm-pyə-ˈtā-shən \

Definition of computation for Students

1 : the act or action of determining by use of mathematics
2 : a result obtained by using mathematics


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