Definition of computation in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌkämpyəˈtāSH(ə)n/


1The action of mathematical calculation: months of computation carried out on 200 computers statistical computations
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  • The text recognizes the essential role that computation plays in both mathematics and biology.
  • I devote a lot of my time to thinking about the relationship between mathematics and computation.
  • He also wrote Golasara which is written in fifty-six Sanskrit verses and shows how mathematical computations are used to calculate astronomical data.
1.1The use of computers, especially as a subject of research or study.


Late Middle English: from Latin computatio(n-), from the verb computare (see compute).

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Syllabification: com·pu·ta·tion

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