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 for computation
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Computation \Com`pu*ta"tion\, n. [L. computatio: cf. F.
     1. The act or process of computing; calculation; reckoning.
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              By just computation of the time.      --Shak.
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              By a computation backward from ourselves. --Bacon.
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     2. The result of computation; the amount computed.
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     3. (Computers) The process of performing arithmetical or
        logical operations, on data by an electronic device.
     Syn: Reckoning; calculation; estimate; account.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the procedure of calculating; determining something by
           mathematical or logical methods [syn: calculation,
           computation, computing]
      2: problem solving that involves numbers or quantities [syn:
         calculation, computation, figuring, reckoning]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  55 Moby Thesaurus words for "computation":
     accounting, adding, adding machine, analysis, appraisal,
     appraisement, approximation, arithmetic, assessment, assize,
     assizement, automatic electronic navigation, braking, calculation,
     calculator, calculus, casting, ciphering, coordination, correction,
     determination, estimate, estimation, evaluation, fact distribution,
     figuring, footing, forecasts, gauging, inspection, instrumentation,
     manipulation, measure, measurement, measuring, mensuration,
     metric system, nonlinear calibrations, output measurement,
     processing, quantification, quantization, rating, reckoning,
     record keeping, steering, supersonic flow detection, survey,
     surveying, telemetering, telemetry, totaling, toting,
     triangulation, valuation

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  COMPUTATION counting, calculation. It is a reckoning or ascertaining the 
  number of any thing. 
       2. It is sometimes used in the common law for the true reckoning or 
  account of time. Time is computed in two ways; first, naturally, counting 
  years, days and hours; and secondly, civilly, that is, that when the last 
  part of the time has once commenced, it is considered as accomplished. 
  Savig. Dr. Rom. Sec. 182. See Infant; Fraction. For the computation of a 
  year, see Com. Dig. Ann; of a mouth, Com. Dig. Temps. A; 1 John. Cas. 100 15 
  John. R. 120; 2 Mass. 170, n.; 4 Mass. 460; 4 Dall. 144; 3 S. & R. 169; of a 
  day, vide Day.; and 3, Burr 1434; 11 Mass. 204; 2 Browne, 18; Dig. 3, 4, 5; 
  Salk. 625; 3 Wils. 274. 
       3. It is a general rule that when an act is to be done within a certain 
  time, one day is to be taken inclusively, and one exclusively. Vide Lofft, 
  276; Dougl. 463; 2 Chit. Pr. 69; 3 Id. 108, 9; 3 T. R. 623; 2 Campb. R. 294; 
  4 Man. and Ryl. 300, n. (b) 5 Bingh. R. 339; S. C. 15, E. C. L. R. 462; 3 
  East, R. 407; Hob. 139; 4 Moore, R. 465; Har. Dig. Time, computation of; 3 
  T. R. 623; 5 T. R. 283; 2 Marsh. R. 41; 22 E. C. L. R. 270; 13, E, C. L. R. 
  238; 24 E. C. L. R. 53; 4 Wasb. C. C. R. 232; 1 Ma-son, 176; 1 Pet. 60; 4 
  Pet. 349; 9 Cranch, 104; 9 Wheat. 581. Vide Day; Hour; Month; Year. 

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