Computation

Com`pu*ta"tion

(?), n. [L. computatio: cf. F. computation.] 1. The act or process of computing; calculation; reckoning.
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By just computation of the time.
Shak.
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By a computation backward from ourselves.
Bacon.
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2. The result of computation; the amount computed.
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3. (Computers) The process of performing arithmetical or logical operations, on data by an electronic device.
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Syn. -- Reckoning; calculation; estimate; account.
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