Definition of incomputable in English:


Pronunciation /ˌinkəmˈpyo͞odəb(ə)l/ /ˌɪnkəmˈpjudəb(ə)l/


  • Unable to be calculated or estimated.

    ‘some probabilities are incomputable’
    • ‘It requires us to know what ‘would be’ illegal under current Canadian law in all conceivable imaginary worlds, which is an incomputable function.’
    • ‘Everyone learns that winning love is about more than just impressing or listening well, but always has some illogical and incomputable element.’
    • ‘Mathematicians working in an emerging field somewhere between physics, computer science and philosophy are investigating new ways of ‘computing the incomputable’ which could radically broaden our understanding of the world.’
    • ‘Some probabilities are incomputable - the good news is that we know which ones.’
    inestimable, indeterminable, untold, immeasurable, uncountable, incomputable, not to be reckoned


Early 17th century from in-‘not’ + Latin computabilis ‘able to be counted’ (see compute).