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## com·pu·ta·tion

(kŏm′pyo͝o-tā′shən)*n.*

**1.**

**a.**The act or process of computing.

**b.**A method of computing.

**2.**The result of computing.

**3.**The act of operating a computer.

**com′pu·ta′tion·al**

*adj.*

**com′pu·ta′tion·al·ly**

*adv.*

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## computation

(ˌkɒmpjʊˈteɪʃən)*n*

(Mathematics) a calculation involving numbers or quantities

**ˌcompuˈtational**,

**computative**

*adj*

**ˌcompuˈtationally**

*adv*

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## com•pu•ta•tion

(ˌkɒm pyʊˈteɪ ʃən)*n.*

**1.**an act, process, or method of computing; calculation.

**2.**a result of computing.

**3.**the amount computed.

[1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin]

**com`pu•ta′tion•al,**

*adj.*

**com′pu•ta`tive,**

*adj.*

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Noun | 1. | computation - the procedure of calculating; determining something by mathematical or logical methodstransposition - (mathematics) the transfer of a quantity from one side of an equation to the other along with a change of sign number crunching - performing complex and lengthy numerical calculations mathematical operation, mathematical process, operation - (mathematics) calculation by mathematical methods; "the problems at the end of the chapter demonstrated the mathematical processes involved in the derivation"; "they were learning the basic operations of arithmetic" recalculation - the act of calculating again (usually to eliminate errors or to include additional data); "recalculation yielded a much larger value" |

2. | computation - problem solving that involves numbers or quantitiesproblem solving - the thought processes involved in solving a problem extrapolation - (mathematics) calculation of the value of a function outside the range of known values interpolation - (mathematics) calculation of the value of a function between the values already known conversion - a change in the units or form of an expression: "conversion from Fahrenheit to Centigrade" approximation, estimate, estimation, idea - an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth; "an estimate of what it would cost"; "a rough idea how long it would take" derivative, derived function, differential, differential coefficient, first derivative - the result of mathematical differentiation; the instantaneous change of one quantity relative to another; df(x)/dx integral - the result of a mathematical integration; F(x) is the integral of f(x) if dF/dx = f(x) |

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## computation

*noun*

**1.**The act, process, or result of calculating:

**2.**Arithmetic calculations

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Translations

**عَد، إحْصاء، تَقْدير**

**odhad**

**počet**

**počítání**

**beregning**

**udregning**

**reikningur**

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## computation

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## compute

(kəmˈpjuːt)*verb*

to calculate or estimate.

**ˌcompuˈtation**(kom-)

*noun*

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