Definition of computation noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌkɒmpjuˈteɪʃn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌkɑːmpjuˈteɪʃn//
[countable, uncountable] (formal)
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an act or the process of calculating something All the statistical computations were performed by the new software system. an error in the computation More focus is needed on the traditional school subjects of reading, writing and computation. Word Originlate Middle English: from Latin computatio(n-), from the verb computare, from com- ‘together’ + putare ‘to settle (an account)’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: computation