[kom-pyoo-tey-shuh n] /ˌkɒm pyʊˈteɪ ʃən/

an act, process, or method of ; calculation.
a result of .
the amount .
a calculation involving numbers or quantities

early 15c., from Middle French computation, from Latin computationem (nominative computatio), noun of action from past participle stem of computare “to sum up, reckon, compute” (see compute).


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