Computation

Pronunciation: /ˌkɒm pyʊˈteɪ ʃən/ Explain

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

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McAdams, David E. Computation. 6/25/2018. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/c/computation.html.

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6/25/2018: Removed broken links, updated license, implemented new markup, updated GeoGebra apps. (McAdams, David E.)
1/4/2010: Added "References". (McAdams, David E.)
12/1/2008: Initial version. (McAdams, David E.)

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