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computation

[kom-pyoo-tey-shuh n] /ˌkɒm pyʊˈteɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
an act, process, or method of computing; calculation.
2.
a result of computing.
3.
the amount computed.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
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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British Dictionary definitions for computative

computation

/ˌkɒmpjʊˈteɪʃən/
noun
1.
a calculation involving numbers or quantities
Derived Forms
computational, adjective
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Word Origin and History for computative

computation

n.

early 15c., from Middle French computation, from Latin computationem (nominative computatio), noun of action from past participle stem of computare "to sum up, reckon, compute" (see compute).

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