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# computation

COMPUTATION, n. [L., See Compute.]

1. The act of computing, numbering, reckoning or estimating; the process by which different sums or particulars are numbered, estimated, or compared, with a view to ascertain the amount, aggregate, or other result depending on such sums or particulars. We find by computation the quantity of provisions necessary to support an army for a year, and the amount of money to pay them; making the ration and pay of each man the basis of the computation. By computations of time or years, we ascertain the dates of events.

2. The sum, quantity or amount ascertained by computing, or reckoning.

We pass for women of fifty; many additional years are thrown into female computations of this nature.

3. Calculation.

## Evolution (or devolution) of this word [computation]

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COMPUTATION, n. [L., See Compute.]

1. The act of computing, numbering, reckoning or estimating; the process by which different sums or particulars are numbered, estimated, or compared, with a view to ascertain the amount, aggregate, or other result depending on such sums or particulars. We find by computation the quantity of provisions necessary to support an army for a year, and the amount of money to pay them; making the ration and pay of each man the basis of the computation. By computations of time or years, we ascertain the dates of events.

2. The sum, quantity or amount ascertained by computing, or reckoning.

We pass for women of fifty; many additional years are thrown into female computations of this nature.

3. Calculation.

COM-PU-TA'TION, n. [L. computatio, from computo. See Compute.]

1. The act of computing, numbering, reckoning or estimating; the process by which different sums or particulars are numbered, estimated, or compared, with a view to ascertain the amount, aggregate, or other result depending on such sums or particulars. We find by computation the quantity of provisions necessary to support an army for a year, and the amount of money to pay them; making the ration and pay of each man the basis of the computation. By computations of time or years, we ascertain the dates of events.
2. The sum, quantity or amount ascertained by computing, or reckoning. We pass for women of fifty: many additional years are thrown into female computations of this nature. – Addison.
3. Calculation.

Com`pu*ta"tion
1. The act or process of computing; calculation; reckoning.

By just computation of the time.
Shak.

By a computation backward from ourselves.
Bacon.

2. The result of computation; the amount computed.

Syn. -- Reckoning; calculation; estimate; account.

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Computation

COMPUTATION, noun [Latin , See Compute.]

1. The act of computing, numbering, reckoning or estimating; the process by which different sums or particulars are numbered, estimated, or compared, with a view to ascertain the amount, aggregate, or other result depending on such sums or particulars. We find by computation the quantity of provisions necessary to support an army for a year, and the amount of money to pay them; making the ration and pay of each man the basis of the computation By computations of time or years, we ascertain the dates of events.

2. The sum, quantity or amount ascertained by computing, or reckoning.

We pass for women of fifty; many additional years are thrown into female computations of this nature.

3. Calculation.

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### Word of the Day

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

### Random Word

LU'CUBRATE, v.i. [L. lucubro, to study by candle-light, from lucubrum, from lux, light.]

To study by candle-light or a lamp; to study by night.

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