computation

[kom-pyoo-tey-shuhn]
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

computational, adjective
computative, adjective
computatively, adverb
miscomputation, noun
noncomputation, noun
recomputation, noun
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computation (ˌkɒmpjʊˈteɪʃən)
 
n
a calculation involving numbers or quantities
 
compu'tational
 
adj

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Word Origin & History

computation
early 15c., from L. computationem, noun of action from computare (see compute). Related: computational (1881).
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Example sentences
The computer was able to win because of the computational programming that
  allows it to crunch data at superhuman levels.
The idea that scientific measurements could be taken and computational commands.
Today your computer is the computational equivalent of a hammer.
Artificial neural networks are parallel computational models, comprising
  densely interconnected adaptive processing units.
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