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Noun: computing  kum'pyoo-ting
  1. The branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
    - computer science
  2. The procedure of calculating; determining something by mathematical or logical methods
    - calculation, computation
Verb: compute  kum'pyoot
  1. (mathematics) make a mathematical calculation or computation
    "you can compute the area of a square if you know the length of its sides";
    - calculate, cipher, cypher, work out, reckon, figure [N. Amer]
  2. [informal] Make sense
    "their ideas simply don't compute"

Type of: applied science, engineering, engineering science, procedure, process, reason, tech [informal], technology

Part of: informatics, information processing, information science, IP

Encyclopedia: Computing