Definition of computation in English:


Line breaks: com|pu|ta¦tion
Pronunciation: /kɒmpjʊˈteɪʃ(ə)n


1 [mass noun] The action of mathematical calculation: methods of computation [count noun]: statistical computations
More example sentences
  • 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.
2The 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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