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

  Compute \Com*pute"\ (k[o^]m*p[=u]t"), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
     Computed; p. pr. & vb. n. Computing.] [L. computare. See
     Count, v. t.]
     To determine by calculation; to reckon; to count.
     [1913 Webster]
           Two days, as we compute the days of heaven. --Milton.
     [1913 Webster]
           What's done we partly may compute,
           But know not what's resisted.            --Burns.
     Syn: To calculate; number; count; reckon; estimate;
          enumerate; rate. See Calculate.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the branch of engineering science that studies (with the
           aid of computers) computable processes and structures [syn:
           computer science, computing]
      2: the procedure of calculating; determining something by
         mathematical or logical methods [syn: calculation,
         computation, computing]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  23 Moby Thesaurus words for "computing":
     EDP, analyzing, calculating, classifying, collating, computational,
     computative, computer technology, computer typesetting,
     data processing, data retrieval, electronic data processing,
     enumerative, estimating, estimative, high-speed data handling,
     machine computation, numerative, quantifying, reporting, scanning,
     sorting, statistical

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

      A machine that can be programmed to manipulate
     symbols.  Computers can perform complex and repetitive
     procedures quickly, precisely and reliably and can store and
     retrieve large amounts of data.  Most computers in use today
     are electronic digital computers (as opposed to analogue
     The physical components from which a computer is constructed
     are known as hardware, which can be of four types: CPU,
     memory, input devices and output devices.
     The CPU ({central processing unit) executes software
     programs which tell the computer what to do.  Input and
     output (I/O) devices allow the computer to communicate with
     the user and the outside world.  There are many kinds of
     memory or storage - fast, expensive, short term memory
     (e.g. RAM) to hold intermediate results, and slower,
     cheaper, long-term memory (e.g. magnetic disk and magnetic
     tape) to hold programs and data that are not being used
     Computers today are often connected to a network (which may
     be part of the Internet).  This allows them to be accessed
     from elsewhere and to exchange data with other computers.

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