recomputation

noun

re·​com·​pu·​ta·​tion (ˌ)rē-ˌkäm-pyu̇-ˈtā-shən How to pronounce recomputation (audio)
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plural recomputations
: the act, action, or result of computing something for a second or subsequent time
Any benefit increase you're entitled to receive based on this year's recomputation won't be paid to you until December 2013 …Lynn Brenner
But few realize that Social Security's initial recomputation of past wages adjusts not just for inflation but also for the growth in real purchasing power …The Denver Post

Examples of recomputation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Though you will be paid any back pay due when the recomputation is processed. Laurence Kotlikoff, Forbes, 24 Apr. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1766, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of recomputation was in 1766

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“Recomputation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/recomputation. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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