computing

[kuhm-pyoo-ting]

Origin:
1640–50; compute + -ing1

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compute

[kuhm-pyoot]
verb (used with object), computed, computing.
1.
to determine by calculation; reckon; calculate: to compute the period of Jupiter's revolution.
2.
to determine by using a computer or calculator.
verb (used without object), computed, computing.
3.
to reckon; calculate.
4.
to use a computer or calculator.
5.
Informal. to make sense; add up: His reasons for doing that just don't compute.
noun
6.
computation: outer space that is vast beyond compute.

Origin:
1375–1425 for earlier sense; 1580–90 for def 6; (v.) < Latin computāre, equivalent to com- com- + putāre to think; (noun) late Middle English < Middle French < Late Latin computus calculation, number, noun derivative of computāre; cf. putative, count1

computable, adjective
computability, noun
computably, adverb
computist [kuhm-pyoo-tist, kom-pyoo-] , noun
miscompute, verb, miscomputed, miscomputing.
precompute, verb, precomputed, precomputing.
recompute, verb (used with object), recomputed, recomputing.
uncomputable, adjective
uncomputableness, noun
uncomputably, adverb
uncomputed, adjective


1. estimate, count, figure.
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compute (kəmˈpjuːt)
 
vb
1.  to calculate (an answer, result, etc), often with the aid of a computer
 
n
2.  calculation; computation (esp in the phrase beyond compute)
 
[C17: from Latin computāre, from putāre to think]
 
com'putable
 
adj
 
computa'bility
 
n

computing (kəmˈpjuːtɪŋ)
 
n
1.  the activity of using computers and writing programs for them
2.  the study of computers and their implications
 
adj
3.  of or relating to computers: computing skills

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compute
1630s, from Fr. computer, from L. computare "to count, sum up," from com- "with" + putare "to reckon," orig. "to prune" (see pave).
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computing definition


computer

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Example sentences
In fact, the improvements in the electrical efficiency of computing are nothing
  short of astonishing.
But one consequence of this approach is to bring to the mobile business an
  unappealing part of the personal computing experience.
The storage of information is called memory, and the processing of information
  is called computing.
The earnings show its efforts in a technology called in-memory computing.
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