a large number of networked computers whose processing power used to solve difficult and time-consuming problems
from its similarity to an electrical power grid
- 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)
[kom-pyoo-tey-shuh n] /ˌkɒm pyʊˈteɪ ʃən/ noun 1. an act, process, or method of ; calculation. 2. a result of . 3. the amount . /ˌkɒmpjʊˈteɪʃən/ noun 1. a calculation involving numbers or quantities n. early 15c., from Middle French computation, from Latin computationem (nominative computatio), noun of action from past participle stem of computare “to […]
[kuh m-pyoot] /kəmˈpyut/ verb (used with object), computed, computing. 1. to determine by calculation; reckon; calculate: to compute the period of Jupiter’s revolution. 2. to determine by using a or calculator. verb (used without object), computed, computing. 3. to reckon; calculate. 4. to use a or calculator. 5. Informal. to make sense; add up: His […]