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Etymology edit

From Middle French computation, from Latin computatiō, from computare (sum up, reckon, compute); see compute. Morphologically compute +‎ -ation

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  • IPA(key): /ˌkɒmpjʊˈteɪʃən/
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  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən

Noun edit

computation (countable and uncountable, plural computations)

  1. The act or process of computing; calculation; reckoning.
    • 1834, L[etitia] E[lizabeth] L[andon], chapter IV, in Francesca Carrara. [], volume I, London: Richard Bentley, [], (successor to Henry Colburn), →OCLC, page 42:
      As there are some naturally deficient in the power of computation, others in an ear for harmony, so Francis Evelyn was utterly devoid of truth—he neither understood its moral beauty nor its actual utility.
  2. The result of computation; the amount computed.

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From Latin computatio.

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computation f (plural computations)

  1. (old) computation
    Synonym: calcul

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