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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

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

We have lived through the flood time of fascism and of the nazism which ran its meteoric course at a cost to mankind in suffering and waste beyond all computation.
Emily Greene Balch

Some things, like the orbits of the planets, can be calculated far into the future. But that's atypical. In most contexts, there is a limit. Even the most fine-grained computation can only forecast British weather a few days ahead. There are limits to what can ever be learned about the future, however powerful computers become.
Martin Rees
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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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