any type of calculation or use of computing technology in information processing

Computation is the act of determining (working out) something by processing information. It involves using specific rules, either mathematical or logical. It may or may not involve using numbers; the computation of numbers and arithmetic is generally called calculation.[1] The study of computation is called computer science.

The theory of computation involves determining whether a certain problem can be solved by computation.

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  1. "Calculation and Computation - Premodern, Early Modern, Non-western, Late Modern Period, Contemporary Period, Bibliography". Net Industries. Retrieved 25 January 2014.