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Definition 1: the procedure of calculating; determining something by mathematical or logical methods - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for computation in the sense of this definition

(computation is a kind of ...) a particular course of action intended to achieve a result

"the procedure of obtaining a driver's license" "it was a process of trial and error"

(... is a kind of computation ) (mathematics) the transfer of a quantity from one side of an equation to the other along with a change of sign

(... is a kind of computation ) performing complex and lengthy numerical calculations

(... is a kind of computation ) (mathematics) calculation by mathematical methods

"the problems at the end of the chapter demonstrated the mathematical processes involved in the derivation" "they were learning the basic operations of arithmetic"

(... is a kind of computation ) the act of calculating again (usually to eliminate errors or to include additional data)

"recalculation yielded a much larger value"

Definition 2: problem solving that involves numbers or quantities - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for computation in the sense of this definition

(computation is a kind of ...) the thought processes involved in solving a problem

(... is a kind of computation ) (mathematics) calculation of the value of a function outside the range of known values

(... is a kind of computation ) (mathematics) calculation of the value of a function between the values already known

(... is a kind of computation ) a change in the units or form of an expression:

"conversion from Fahrenheit to Centigrade"

(... is a kind of computation ) an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth

"an estimate of what it would cost" "a rough idea how long it would take"

(... is a kind of computation ) the result of mathematical differentiation; the instantaneous change of one quantity relative to another; df(x)/dx

(... is a kind of computation ) the result of a mathematical integration; F(x) is the integral of f(x) if dF/dx = f(x)

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