What does computing mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. computer science, computingnoun

    the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures

  2. calculation, computation, computingnoun

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


  1. computingnoun

    The process or act of calculation

  2. computingnoun

    Action of using (a) computer(s).

  3. computingnoun

    The study, field of computers and computer programming.

    This course will cover several major fields of computing.


  1. Computing

    Computing is any activity that uses computers to manage, process, and communicate information. It includes development of both hardware and software. Computing is a critical, integral component of modern industrial technology. Major computing disciplines include computer engineering, software engineering, computer science, information systems, and information technology.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Computing

    of Compute


  1. Computing

    Computing is any goal-oriented activity requiring, benefiting from, or creating computers. For example, computing includes designing, developing and building hardware and software systems; processing, structuring, and managing various kinds of information; doing scientific research on and with computers; making computer systems behave intelligently; creating and using communications and entertainment media etc. Subfields of computing include computer engineering, software engineering, computer science, information systems, and information technology.

Editors Contribution

  1. computingnoun

    The action of using a computer or computers.

    My work has a lot of computing.

    Submitted by zakaria1409 on July 15, 2022  

  2. computing

    To use a computer.

    Computing is basically anything that you can use on a computer.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 24, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'computing' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4579

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'computing' in Nouns Frequency: #1897

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of computing in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of computing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of computing in a Sentence

  1. Ed Harbour:

    It’s the new era of computing.

  2. Brian Krzanich:

    Quantum computing represents a completely different approach to computing. This technology will be able to solve problems that are insurmountable today, just as we ushered in the era of our classical personal computing, we’re pushing the boundaries of the quantum computing revolution.

  3. Gary Miliefsky:

    [They] have become so frequent and due to the massively deployed secret botnets (malware running on computers all over the globe), you can lease a DDoS attack against any target, like Dyn, for a very low cost, in addition, with the exponential power of computing, one can build DoS equipment for less than $300.

  4. Phil Harrison:

    We think we can grow a very significant games market vertical, and by getting this right we can advance the state of the art of computing.

  5. Jan Dawson:

    To the extent that Microsoft's vision for Windows 10 is one operating system that runs on devices in all sorts of shapes and sizes, there's been a big piece missing in that vision so far, and that's phones, we've known Windows 10 was coming for phones, but we haven't seen all the details of what a smartphone designed for Windows 10 really looks like. Mobile is easily the largest and most important category of computing devices today, and Microsoft hasn't had a compelling story in this space for years now. This week is their chance to show they can still be relevant in mobile.

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