Pronunciation: /ˌkɒm pyʊˈteɪ ʃən/ ?

Computation is using an algorithm to calculate, usually with numbers.[1] For example, to compute 3+4, one uses the addition algorithm to calculate the answer 7. Computers are called computers because they calculate numbers quickly and accurately.


  1. computation. WordNet. Princeton University. (Accessed: 2011-01-08).

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