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.


  1. computing

    Computing refers to the process of using computers and computer-related technologies to manipulate and process data, perform calculations, and solve problems. It involves the utilization of software, hardware, algorithms, and programming languages to store, retrieve, and analyze information. Computing encompasses various fields such as computer science, software engineering, data analysis, artificial intelligence, 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. Alan Perlis:

    The computing field is always in need of new cliches.

  2. International Data Corporation Nebuloni:

    I think there is certainly an opportunity (for Iceland) - especially for workloads such as technical computing, high performance computing and lightweight consumer Web applications.

  3. Van Hees:

    I think we are going to need to see some more restructuring and realignment in the computing and graphics side of the business.

  4. Al Fontenot:

    Technology has advanced significantly over the last 10 years, we also optimized staff and computing resources to be operational -- computing resources 24/7 and staff seven days a week, including weekends and holidays.

  5. 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.

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