What does Computation mean?

Definitions for Computation
ˌkɒm pyʊˈteɪ ʃəncom·pu·ta·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. calculation, computation, computingnoun

    the procedure of calculating; determining something by mathematical or logical methods

  2. calculation, computation, figuring, reckoningnoun

    problem solving that involves numbers or quantities


  1. Computationnoun

    (Computers) The process of performing arithmetical or logical operations, on data by an electronic device.


  1. computationnoun

    The act or process of computing; calculation; reckoning.

  2. computationnoun

    The result of computation; the amount computed.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Computationnoun

    Etymology: from compute.

    My princely father
    Then, by just computation of the time,
    Found that the issue was not his. William Shakespeare, Richard III.

    We pass for women of fifty: many additional years are thrown into female computations of this nature. Joseph Addison, Guardian.


  1. Computation

    Computation is any type of arithmetic or non-arithmetic calculation that follows a well-defined model (e.g., an algorithm).Mechanical or electronic devices (or, historically, people) that perform computations are known as computers. An especially well-known discipline of the study of computation is computer science.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Computationnoun

    the act or process of computing; calculation; reckoning

  2. Computationnoun

    the result of computation; the amount computed

  3. Etymology: [L. computatio: cf. F. computation.]


  1. Computation

    Computation is any type of calculation or use of computing technology in information processing. Computation is a process following a well-defined model understood and expressed as, for example, an algorithm, or a protocol. The study of computation is paramount to the discipline of computer science.

Editors Contribution

  1. computation

    A computerized calculation or use of computer technology to create an action.

    Computation is evolving on the planet and creating amazing necessary things that are necessary.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 29, 2020  

  2. computation

    Computation is the study of computers and computer system and how the computing device are utilized to perform a given task . Computation is relatively or intimately tied to number system which includes the Binary logic number system in base two, other concept of number system in computating includes decimal(base 10), hexadecimal(base 16), octal (base 8) etc . Computer only understands Numbers ... Computing involves the use of numbers and computing device to perform a certain task Examples of early machines or device used to performs computation Napier bones Abacus Slide Rule Pascaline calculator Difference engine Modern computing machine have been utilized to solve problems at a very high speed rate examples of modern computing devices or electronic devices includes Desktop computers Mainframe computers Workstations Laptops etc The use of all the above mentioned computing device to solve problems is known as computation .. this device may also be designed or programmed for a specific or a general task .

    Submitted by josephvictor93 on September 17, 2022  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Computation in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Computation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Computation in a Sentence

  1. Daphna Shohamy:

    I'm hungry. I'm going to get up and drive to a pizzeria to grab some pizza. But driving involves risk because you could get into an accident, if you're suffering from anxiety disorders, you may say,' No, I'm not going to even risk getting in the car because I couldn't relax.' If you're drunk, then the risk is even higher. And it becomes a computation game.

  2. David Rogers, Weather Prediction Using a Genetic Memory:

    The most extensive computation known has been conducted over the last billion years on a planet-wide scale: it is the evolution of life. The power of this computation is illustrated by the complexity and beauty of its crowning achievement, the human brain.

  3. Justice Department:

    These violations are in large part caused and exacerbated by systemic deficiencies in LDOC’s policies and procedures related to the receipt of sentencing documents, computation of an incarcerated individuals’ release dates, and employee training.

  4. Emma Haruka Iwao:

    We keep investing in Google Cloud and Google Cloud gets even better over time, hopefully we can do an even bigger computation in the future.

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