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Definition of Computation

Computation

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

Computation Quotations

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

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

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

All physical systems can be thought of as registering and processing information, and how one wishes to define computation will determine your view of what computation consists of.
Seth Lloyd
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Computation Translations

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