Definitions for: Computation

[n] the procedure of calculating; determining something by mathematical or logical methods
[n] problem solving that involves numbers or quantities

Webster (1913) Definition: Com`pu*ta"tion, n. [L. computatio: cf. F.
1. The act or process of computing; calculation; reckoning.

By just computation of the time. --Shak.

By a computation backward from ourselves. --Bacon.

2. The result of computation; the amount computed.

Syn: Reckoning; calculation; estimate; account.

Synonyms: calculation, calculation, computing, figuring, reckoning

See Also: approximation, conversion, derivative, derived function, differential, differential coefficient, estimate, estimation, extrapolation, first derivative, idea, integral, interpolation, mathematical operation, mathematical process, number crunching, operation, problem solving, procedure, process, recalculation, transposition

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