Definition of computational in English:

computational

Line breaks: com|pu|ta|tion¦al
Pronunciation: /kɒmpjuˈteɪʃənl
 
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adjective

1Using or relating to computers: the computational analysis of English
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  • Upon reading the interview with Linus in the November 1999 issue, we've noticed that Microsoft has produced a new class of computational analysis problems.
  • These should allow us to focus more on the computational power of the CPU, with less disturbance from chipset issues like AGP or IDE implementation differences.
  • The project uses ‘neural networks’, a computational analysis, which mimics the working of the human brain to map what lies beneath the city.
2Relating to the process of mathematical calculation: the exam only really tested computational ability
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  • These computational results give mathematicians confidence that random matrix theory could provide an avenue to a proof of the Riemann hypothesis.
  • More and more mathematicians are considering the computational aspects of their areas.
  • His work on computational algebraic number theory seems to have started when he visited Caltec in 1959 and collaborated with Taussky-Todd.

Derivatives

computationally

adverb
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  • Really, I've never built anything much more computationally complicated than a counter of single-photons.
  • It is not technically difficult to create date ordering, but it is computationally expensive and requires comparisons as documents are crawled.
  • Lazy evaluation is a computing method where you don't do anything computationally intensive until you really have to.

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