# Meaning of *computation* in English:

## computation^{}

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1mass noun The action of mathematical calculation.

*‘methods of computation’**‘statistical computations’**‘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.’**‘The method was applied to find the orbit of Swift's comet of 1880 and involved less computation than Gauss's method.’**‘In fact Bowditch loved to carry out complex mathematical computations and the task of checking and correcting Moore's work was one he greatly enjoyed.’**‘What is the difference between mathematics and computation?’**‘It was there that he developed the proof which states that automatic computation cannot solve all mathematical problems.’**‘He considered computation with irrational numbers and polynomials to be part of algebra.’**‘The new system has the virtue of a lowered rate of tax, a simple method of computation, and an equitable spread.’**‘He has a natural aptitude for computation and is very quick at figure work.’**‘This alleviates the expensive computation of exponential functions involved in the distributions.’**‘If we can have exact numerical computation, why would anyone choose approximate arithmetic?’**‘The computation of logarithms had made him aware of the inaccuracy of human calculation around 1812.’**‘Modern proof theory, and likewise the modern theory of machine computation, hinge on the concept of the recursive function.’**‘The theory of computation appears in the most unexpected places.’**‘I checked every computation, retraced every step, and reinvented every wheel.’**‘A short article cannot possibly describe the many fascinating aspects of quantum computation.’**‘One example of such emergent, distributed computation is the density classification task.’**‘He obtained the highest level in the civil-service examination having been educated in astronomy and calendar computation.’**‘Continuity is the mathematics of calculus and physics but there's never been a theory of computation that deals with this continuum.’*

**arithmetical problem**, problem, calculation, reckoning, tally, question2The use of computers, especially as a subject of research or study.

**Origin**

Late Middle English from Latin computatio(n-), from the verb computare (see compute).

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