Definition of Computing

1. Noun. The branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures.

Exact synonyms: Computer Science
Examples of category: Allocation, Storage Allocation, Data Encryption, Desktop Publishing, Access, Memory Access, Accumulator, Accumulator Register, Background, Desktop, Screen Background, Backup, Computer Backup, Buffer, Buffer Storage, Buffer Store, Bbs, Bulletin Board, Bulletin Board System, Electronic Bulletin Board, Cache, Memory Cache, C.p.u., Central Processing Unit, Central Processor, Cpu, Mainframe, Processor, Computer, Computing Device, Computing Machine, Data Processor, Electronic Computer, Information Processing System, Computer Circuit, Computer Network, Command Key, Control Key, Core, Magnetic Core, Counter, Cursor, Pointer, Dedicated File Server, Dialog Box, Panel, Dip Switch, Dual Inline Package Switch, Disk Controller, Disc Drive, Disk Drive, Hard Drive, Winchester Drive, Display Adapter, Display Adaptor, Dongle, Drive, Eprom, Erasable Programmable Read-only Memory, File Server, Firewall, Foreground, Computer Hardware, Hardware, Index Register, Interface, Port, Electronic Stylus, Light Pen, Core Memory, Magnetic Core Memory, Disc, Disk, Magnetic Disc, Magnetic Disk, Client, Guest, Node, Non-dedicated File Server, Computer Peripheral, Peripheral, Peripheral Device, Pel, Picture Element, Pixel, Printer, Ram Disk, Fixed Storage, Read-only Memory, Read-only Storage, Rom, Head, Read/write Head, Register, Positioner, Rotary Actuator, Router, Screen Saver, Security System, Host, Server, Shift Register, Data Track, Track, Virtual Memory, Virtual Storage, Window, Architecture, Computer Architecture, Cisc, Complex Instruction Set Computer, Complex Instruction Set Computing, Reduced Instruction Set Computer, Reduced Instruction Set Computing, Risc, Dithered Color, Dithered Colour, Nonsolid Color, Nonsolid Colour, Execution Speed, Bits Per Inch, Bpi, Interoperability, Emulation, Terminal Emulation, Computer Simulation, Simulation, Descriptor, Information Theory, Logic, Ontology, Video, E-mail, Electronic Mail, Email, Command Prompt, Prompt, Computer File Name, Computer Filename, File Name, Filename, Code, Computer Code, Argument, Parameter, Address, Computer Address, Reference, American Standard Code For Information Interchange, Ascii, Ascii Character Set, Firmware, Microcode, Core Dump, Dump, Soft Copy, Hard Copy, Directory, Subdirectory, Computer Menu, Menu, Cascading Menu, Hierarchical Menu, Submenu, Computer File, Backup File, Binary File, Main File, Master File, Disk File, Detail File, Transaction File, Input Data, Input File, Output File, Read-only File, Document, Text File, Computer Software, Package, Software, Software Package, Software Program, Software System, Operating System, Os, Computer Program, Computer Programme, Program, Programme, Disambiguator, Job, Compiler, Compiling Program, Device Driver, Driver, Editor, Editor Program, Interface, User Interface, Interpreter, Interpretive Program, Text Editor, Service Program, Utility, Utility Program, Command, Instruction, Program Line, Statement, Computer Database, Electronic Database, Electronic Information Service, On-line Database, High-level Formatting, Initialisation, Initialization, Low-level Formatting, Gigo, Communications Protocol, Protocol, File Transfer Protocol, Ftp, Sgml, Standard Generalized Markup Language, Cartridge Font, Font Cartridge, Raster Font, Screen Font, Domain Name, Programing Language, Programming Language, Object-oriented Programing Language, Object-oriented Programming Language, Icon, Title Bar, Packet, Computer Error, Error, Hardware Error, Disk Error, Programming Error, Software Error, Run-time Error, Runtime Error, Semantic Error, Syntax Error, Algorithm Error, Seek, Crash, Head Crash, Disc Pack, Disk Pack, Field, Bit Field, Disc Space, Disk Space, Disk Overhead, Overhead, Power User, Coder, Computer Programmer, Programmer, Software Engineer, Resolution, Data Processing, Execution, Instruction Execution, Fragmentation, Iteration, Looping, Iteration, Loop, Operation, Retrieval, Storage, Baud, Baud Rate, Megaflop, Mflop, Million Floating Point Operations Per Second, Teraflop, Trillion Floating Point Operations Per Second, Million Instructions Per Second, Mips, Check Bit, Parity, Parity Bit, Block, Bad Block, Partition, Capacity, Formatted Capacity, Unformatted Capacity, Time Sharing, Access Time, Run-time, Seek Time, Track-to-track Seek Time, Bits Per Second, Bps, Latency, Rotational Latency, Command Overhead, Command Processing Overhead, Command Processing Overhead Time, Overhead, Real Time, Rasterize, Scroll, Iterate, Clear, Google, Mapquest, Ping, Save, Write, Overwrite, E-mail, Email, Netmail, Spam, Network, Input, Concatenate, Cascade, Computerise, Computerize, Cybernate, Program, Programme, Load, Import, Export, Spool, Access, Address, Emulate, Addressable, On-line, Online, Off-line, Interoperable, Streaming, Parallel, In Series, Nonparallel, Serial, Real-time, Stovepiped, Computer Readable, Machine Readable, Open-source
Category relationships: Computer, Computing Device, Computing Machine, Data Processor, Electronic Computer, Information Processing System
Generic synonyms: Applied Science, Engineering, Engineering Science, Technology
Specialized synonyms: Object, Ai, Artificial Intelligence
Group relationships: Informatics, Information Processing, Information Science, Ip

2. Noun. The procedure of calculating; determining something by mathematical or logical methods.

Definition of Computing

1. Verb. (present participle of compute) ¹

2. Noun. (literally) The process or act of calculation ¹

3. Noun. Action of using (a) computer(s). ¹

4. Noun. The study, field of computers and computer programming. ¹

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Definition of Computing

1. compute [v] - See also: compute

Lexicographical Neighbors of Computing

computing (current term)
computing device
computing language
computing languages
computing machine
computing methodologies
computing system

Literary usage of Computing

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1907)
"(204 US 609) computing SCALE COMPANY OF AMERICA v. ... This chart drum or computing cylinder extends vertically with- н in the external casing and it is ..."

2. The Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by Isaac Smith Homans, William Buck Dana (1857)
"METHODS OF computing INTEREST. ... we have 6py 36000 РУ • 6 x 1000 which is the rule for computing interest by days at 6 per cent, as given above, ..."

3. Handbook of Building Construction: Data for Architects, Designing and by George Albert Hool, Nathan Clarke Johnson (1920)
"For method of computing combined stresses see chapter on " Bending and Direct Stress—Wood ... For methods of computing reactions, see chapter on "Reactions. ..."

4. Publications of the American Statistical Association by American Statistical Association (1916)
"The usual methods of computing the moving average are satisfactory enough when the number of items jn each group is small, but when a large group is used ..."

5. Innovation in Information Technology by National Research Council (U.S.) (2003)
"Evolving the High Performance computing and Communications Initiative to ... Over the years, federal support of computing and communications research in ..."

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