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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act or process of computing.
  • n. A method of computing.
  • n. The result of computing.
  • n. The act of operating a computer.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act or process of computing; calculation; reckoning.
  • n. The result of computation; the amount computed.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act or process of computing; calculation; reckoning.
  • n. The result of computation; the amount computed.
  • n. The process of performing arithmetical or logical operations, on data by an electronic device.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act, process, or method of computing, counting, reckoning, or estimating; calculation: in mathematics, generally restricted to long and elaborate numerical calculations: as, the computation of an eclipse.
  • n. A result of computing; the amount computed or reckoned.
  • n. Synonyms Calculation, estimate, account.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. problem solving that involves numbers or quantities
  • n. the procedure of calculating; determining something by mathematical or logical methods

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