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

By just computation of the time. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

By a computation backward from ourselves. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

2. The result of computation; the amount computed. [1913 Webster]

3. (Computers) The process of performing arithmetical or logical operations, on data by an electronic device. [PJC]

Syn: Reckoning; calculation; estimate; account. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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