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computation
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/
ˌkɒm
pyʊˈteɪ
ʃən
/
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kompy
oo

tey
sh
uh
n
]
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noun
1.
an act, process, or method of
computing
; calculation.
2.
a result of
computing
.
3.
the amount
computed
.
Origin:
1375–1425;
late Middle English
<
Latin
computātiōn
(stem of
computātiō
), equivalent to
computāt
(
us
) (past participle of
computāre;
see
compute
) +
iōn
ion
Related forms
computational,
adjective
computative,
adjective
computatively,
adverb
miscomputation,
noun
noncomputation,
noun
recomputation,
noun
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computation
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World English Dictionary
computation
(ˌkɒmpjʊˈteɪʃən)
—
n
a calculation involving numbers or quantities
compu'tational
—
adj
Collins English Dictionary  Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
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Etymonline
Word Origin & History
computation
early 15c., from L. computationem, noun of action from computare (see
compute
). Related: computational (1881).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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computation
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computation
power has increased and data sets have grown, computers can now
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The
computation
may be complex, but it is not impossible.
The resources of this country are almost beyond
computation
.
The decision problem asks, in essence, whether reasoning can be reduced to
computation
.
Computation
, in any case, is im possible to dramatIze.
The trouble is this
computation
contains so many imponderables.
Number two, our contract doesn't say anything about such a
computation
.
Simply grade the email, and include it in the student's final grade
computation
.
There is much more
computation
needed for the same problem done by clustering than if it were done the standard way.
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