What does the word computation mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • The act of computing; amount computed.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Computer.

Usage examples for computation

  1. The computation of Cusick annals of Ongwis place this great event still earlier, or between 300 and 100 years before our era. – The American Nations, Vol. I. by C. S. Rafinesque
  2. Although we cannot estimate correctly how many years it may have required for the river to bring down from the upper country so large a quantity of earthy matter- the data for such a computation being as yet incomplete- we may still approximate to a minimum of the time which such an operation must have taken, by ascertaining experimentally the annual discharge of water by the Mississippi, and the mean annual amount of solid matter contained in its waters. – The Antiquity of Man by Charles Lyell
  3. The methods of computation, both Old and New Styles, will be explained in another chapter. – Our Calendar by George Nichols Packer