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**Dictionary entry overview: What does computation mean?**

• **COMPUTATION** (noun)

The noun **COMPUTATION** has 2 senses:

**1.** the procedure of calculating; determining something by mathematical or logical methods

**2.** problem solving that involves numbers or quantities

*Familiarity information: COMPUTATION used as a noun is rare.*

**Dictionary entry details**

Sense 1 | computation ^{[BACK TO TOP]} |

**Meaning:**

The procedure of calculating; determining something by mathematical or logical methods

**Classified under:**

Nouns denoting acts or actions

**Synonyms:**

calculation; computation; computing

**Hypernyms ("computation" is a kind of...):**

procedure; process (a particular course of action intended to achieve a result)

**Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "computation"):**

transposition ((mathematics) the transfer of a quantity from one side of an equation to the other along with a change of sign)

number crunching (performing complex and lengthy numerical calculations)

mathematical operation; mathematical process; operation ((mathematics) calculation by mathematical methods)

recalculation (the act of calculating again (usually to eliminate errors or to include additional data))

Sense 2 | computation ^{[BACK TO TOP]} |

**Meaning:**

Problem solving that involves numbers or quantities

**Classified under:**

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

**Synonyms:**

figuring; reckoning; calculation; computation

**Hypernyms ("computation" is a kind of...):**

problem solving (the thought processes involved in solving a problem)

**Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "computation"):**

derivative; derived function; differential; differential coefficient; first derivative (the result of mathematical differentiation; the instantaneous change of one quantity relative to another; df(x)/dx)

approximation; estimate; estimation; idea (an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth)

conversion (a change in the units or form of an expression:)

interpolation ((mathematics) calculation of the value of a function between the values already known)

extrapolation ((mathematics) calculation of the value of a function outside the range of known values)

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

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