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English noun: computation

1. computation (act) the procedure of calculating; determining something by mathematical or logical methods

Synonymscalculation, computing

Broader (hypernym)procedure, process

Narrower (hyponym)mathematical operation, mathematical process, number crunching, operation, recalculation, transposition

2. computation (cognition) problem solving that involves numbers or quantities

Synonymscalculation, figuring, reckoning

Broader (hypernym)problem solving

Narrower (hyponym)approximation, conversion, derivative, derived function, differential, differential coefficient, estimate, estimation, extrapolation, first derivative, idea, integral, interpolation

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