computation

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noun com·pu·ta·tion \ˌkäm-pyu̇-ˈtā-shən, -pyü-\

Definition of computation

  1. 1a :  the act or action of computing :  calculationb :  the use or operation of a computer

  2. 2 :  a system of reckoning

  3. 3 :  an amount computed

computational

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

computationally

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Examples of computation in a sentence

  1. methods used for the computation of taxes

  2. The solution required a series of computations.

15th Century

First Known Use of computation

15th century


COMPUTATION Defined for English Language Learners

computation

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noun com·pu·ta·tion \ˌkäm-pyu̇-ˈtā-shən, -pyü-\

Definition of computation for English Language Learners

  • : the act or process of computing or calculating something


COMPUTATION Defined for Kids

computation

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

Definition of computation for Students

  1. 1 :  the act or action of determining by use of mathematics

  2. 2 :  a result obtained by using mathematics



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