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Definition of Computation


  1. The act or process of computing; calculation; reckoning.
  2. The result of computation; the amount computed.

Computation Quotations

I spent 20 years doing research on regular and irregular verbs, not because I'm an obsessive language lover but because it seemed to me that they tapped into a fundamental distinction in language processing, indeed in cognitive processing, between memory lookup and rule-driven computation.
Steven Pinker

Quantum computation is... a distinctively new way of harnessing nature... It will be the first technology that allows useful tasks to be performed in collaboration between parallel universes.
David Deutsch

A computation is a process that obeys finitely describable rules.
Rudy Rucker

If you think of your life as a kind of computation, it's quite abundantly clear that there's not going to be a final answer and there won't be anything particularly wonderful about having the computation halt!
Rudy Rucker

Lately I've been working to convince myself that everything is a computation.
Rudy Rucker
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Computation Translations

computation in French is supputation
computation in German is Berechnung
computation in Italian is calcolo

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