(functioning as sing) the prediction of the behaviour of fluids and of the effects of fluid motion past objects by numerical methods rather than model experiments
(CFD) A Fortran-based parallel language for the Illiac IV.
- Computational geometry
mathematics The study of algorithms for combinatorial, topological, and metric problems concerning sets of points, typically in Euclidean space. Representative areas of research include geometric search, convexity, proximity, intersection, and linear programming. (1997-08-03)
- Computational grid
noun a large number of networked computers whose processing power used to solve difficult and time-consuming problems Word Origin from its similarity to an electrical power grid Usage Note computing
- Computational learning
noun 1. the study of the applications of computers in processing and analyzing language, as in automatic machine translation and text analysis.
- Computational molecular biology
application The area of bioinformatics concerning the use of computers to characterise the molecular components of living things. (2005-01-07)