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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun computing:


Computing is a member of the word family compute, included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.

Definition of the noun computing

What does computing mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: computings

  1. the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
  2. the procedure of calculating; determining something by mathematical or logical methods

Alternative definition of the noun computing


  1. [literally] The process or act of calculation
  2. Action of using (a) computer(s).
  3. The study, field of computers and computer programming.


  1. "Computing" is a book by Henry Beard & Roy Mckie.
    • also known as "Computing: A Hacker's Dictionary"
  2. "Computing" is a book by P. M. Heathcote.
  3. "Computing" is a book by A. Dodd.
    • also known as "Computing: the technology of information"


  1. Computing is any goal-oriented activity requiring, benefiting from, or creating algorithmic processes - e.g. through computers. Computing includes designing, developing and building hardware and software systems; processing, structuring, and managing various kinds of information; doing scientific research on and with computers; making computer systems behave intelligently; and creating and using communications and entertainment media. The field of computing includes computer engineering, software engineering, computer science, information systems, and information technology.
    • also known as Computerberegning, חישוב (מדעי המחשב), Komputacija, Informatika, Computar, Машинное вычисление, 電腦運算
  2. Computing is a now bankrupt weekly newspaper/magazine published by Incisive Media for IT managers and professionals in the United Kingdom.
  3. Computing is a monthly magazine, published in Pakistan in the Urdu language. The first issue was published February 25, 2007. From the very first issue, Computing caught the attention of IT magazine-readers in Pakistan. As Computing is written in the local language, it has more potential to reach Pakistan's IT community than English IT magazines available in the country.
  4. Computing, subtitled Archives for Scientific Computing, is a scientific journal published by Springer publishing research in computer science and numerical computation. Its ISSN is 0010-485X for the print version and 1436-5057 for the electronic version. As of 2008, the editors of the journal are Hermann Brunner, Rainer Burkard, Craig Douglas, Wolfgang Hackbusch and Dietmar Saupe. The first volume was published in 1966.
  5. Computing is an exhibition.

Phrases with Computing

Phrases starting with the word Computing:

  1. computing device
  2. computing system
  3. computing machine
  4. Computing Language

Phrases ending with the word Computing:

  1. Cloud computing
  2. Utility computing
  3. Tetherless Computing
  4. Distributed computing
  5. complex instruction set computing
  6. reduced instruction set computing

Other phrase containing the word Computing:

  1. army high performance computing research center

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Computing

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Google previewSecurity Strategies in Web Applications and Social Networking (2015)

by Mike Harwood

Cloud computing is the accessing of resources or processing outside the local firewall.

cloud computing is the distribution of specific applications and services from dedicated Internet-based virtual servers.

Although it may seem that cloud computing is a relatively new technology, it has been around for some time.

Google previewInformation Technology and Computer Application Engineering (2013)

Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Technology and Computer Application Engineering (ITCAE 2013) by Hsiang-Chuan Liu, Wen-Pei Sung, Wenli Yao

Cloud computing is a delivery resources use pattern, namely through resources required for network application.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Fourth Edition (2017)

by Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A., Mehdi

Grid Computing Grid computing is the technology that came into the contrast of electrical power grid, which allows the resource to be shared independently between power grids. Grid computing is a loosely coupled distributed system connected over a network. Grid computers are...

Cloud Computing Cloud computing is an enabling technology that provides access to computer resource on-demand.

Google previewThe Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Engineering, Management and Security 2014 (2014)

ICIEMS 2014 by JBV Subramanyam, Kokula Krishna Hari K

Cloud computing is a way to increase the capacity or add capabilities dynamically without investing in new infrastructure, training new personnel, or licensing new...

Google previewProceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems Design and Intelligent Applications 2012 (India 2012) held in Visakhapatnam, India, January 2012 (2011)

by Suresh Chandra Satapathy, P S Avadhani, Ajith Abraham

Introduction Cloud computing is a general term for “anything” that can be accessed as the service over the internet.

Google previewCloud Computing and SOA Convergence in Your Enterprise (2009)

A Step-by-Step Guide by David S. Linthicum

Cloud computing is any IT resource, including storage, database, application development, application services, and so on,

The core idea behind cloud computing is that it is much cheaper to leverage these resources as services, paying as ...


by C. S. R. PRABHU

CHAPTER Introduction Grid computing is a distributed computing approach where the end user will be ubiquitously offered...

Google previewSecurity-Enriched Urban Computing and Smart Grid (2011)

Second International Conference, SUComS 2011, Hualien, Taiwan, September 21-23, 2011. Proceedings by Ruay-Shiung Chang, Tai-Hoon Kim, Sheng-Lung Peng

Cloud computing is a computation intensive service that clusters distributed computers providing applications as services and on-demand resources over Internet.

Google previewGlobal Trends in Computing and Communication Systems (2012)

4th International Conference, ObCom 2011, Vellore, TN, India, December 9-11, 2011, Part I. Proceedings by P. Venkata Krishna, M. Rajasekhara Babu, Ezendu Ariwa

Cloud computing is an internet based distributed computing technology becoming an adoptable technology for many of the organizations...

Cloud computing is an excellent alternative for educational institutions which are especially under budget shortage in order to operate...

One of the hallmarks of cloud computing is that it enables users to interact with systems, data, and each other in a manner that ...

Google previewAdvances in Human Factors, Software, and Systems Engineering (2014)

by Ben Amaba, Brian Dalgetty

Cloud computing is a vital change in the way we process and store data. Having data stored inside...

Google previewOfficial Gazette of the United States Patent Office (1913)

In a time recorder, the combination of a time actuated element, elapsed time computing means comprising members individual to the workmen, and means for selecting and connecting the member of any one workman into and out of operative ...

Google previewCommunication and Computing Systems (2017)

Proceedings of the International Conference on Communication and Computing Systems (ICCCS 2016), Gurgaon, India, 9-11 September, 2016 by B.M.K. Prasad, Krishna Kant Singh, Neelam Ruhil, Karan Singh, Richard O'Kennedy

ABSTRACT: Cloud Computing is a very fast emerging and important field. It helps us in storing...

Google previewMathematical Foundations of Computer Science 2003 (2003)

28th International Symposium, MFCS 2003, Bratislava, Slovakia, August 25-29, 2003, Proceedings by Branislav Rovan, Peter Vojtas

Computing is a physical process and therefore the theory of computing should incorporate the laws of physics.

Google previewArtificial Intelligence and Evolutionary Algorithms in Engineering Systems (2014)

Proceedings of ICAEES 2014 by L Padma Suresh, Subhransu Sekhar Dash, Bijaya Ketan Panigrahi

Venkatakrishna, Abinaya Vaidhyanathan, Meenakshi Ravikumar and Nirmala Devi Munisamy Abstract Cloud computing is an evolving paradigm that has been resulted as an adoption of available technologies.

Google previewCloud Computing Applications for Quality Health Care Delivery (2014)

by Moumtzoglou, Anastasius

Cloud computing is an innovative concept of creating a computer grid using the Internet facilities aiming at the shared use of resources such as computer software and hardware. Cloud-based system architectures provide many advantages in ...

Google previewQ++ and a Non-Standard Model (2007)

by Lucian Miti Ionescu

Returning to the quantization issue, the important measure of sequential computing is the length of the computation in terms of elementary gates (“time”), while the important measure for parallel computing is the memory capacity of the ...

Google previewCompanion Encyclopedia of the History and Philosophy of the Mathematical Sciences (2003)

by I. Grattan-Guinness

Computing. and. computers. M. CAMPBELL-KELLY. AND. S. B. RUSS. Computers can be classified as special-purpose or general-purpose, and digital or analogue. A special-purpose computer is one which can perform only one task (such as ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology (2002)

Volume 45 - Supplement 30 by Allen Kent, James G. Williams

parallel computing has established a third pillar of science: the computational sciences. However. raw computing power is not the only performance criterion. Other performance aspects that make parallel systems useful can be found in ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Microcomputers (2000)

Volume 25 - Supplement 4 by Allen Kent, James G. Williams

COMPUTING. INTRODUCTION Design and development of a product is a complex undertaking. During a product design, development, and delivery (PD'1 life-cycle aspect, a product goes through a number of changes. Some changes may ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words (2008)

by Diagram Group

computing. ALU (Arithmetic and Logic Unit) The circuits in a CPU where calculations and comparisons are carried out. analog computer A machine that works on data represented by some physical quantity which varies continuously.

Google previewThe Computer and Information Science and Technology Abbreviations and Acronyms Dictionary (1994)

by David W. South

kb kilobyte; keyboard; kiloBIT Kb kiloByte kbd keyboard KBDSC Keyboard and/or Display Controller (Computing) KBE Keyboard Entry KBENC Keyboard Encoder (Computing) KBPRC Keyboard and Printer Controller (Computing) kbit ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Biometrics (2009)

I - Z. by Stan Z. Li

ambient intelligence, and ▷human computing) will need to develop human- centered ▷user interfaces that respond readily to naturally occurring, multimodal, human communication [1]. These interfaces will need the capacity to perceive and ...

Google previewDictionary of Information Security (2006)

by Robert Slade

Computing is a discipline that has matured over the last halfcentury as a new field of science and engineering.Within that discipline, we have witnessed the emergence of new specializa- tions, each with its own particular constructs, terms , ...

Google previewChabers 21st Century Dictionary

McGinnity Marian Shepherd Shona Sutherland Isabelle Vitale COMPUTING Computing Officer Ilona Bellos-Morison Computing Support Dave Sparks Alastair Sutherland vii We spell out the past tense and present participle of Contributors.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Internet Technologies and Applications (2007)

by Freire, Mario

However, to date Internet usage has predominately focused on personal computing. This said, an interesting technological shift is taking place, whereby any device, irrespective of its capabilities or conventional usage, will form part of the ...

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Sign Language Interpreter for Intel Perceptual Computing

Sign Language Interpreter is a application for hearing impaired people(deaf and dumb). This is another mode of communication to hearing impaired people to ...

Quotes about Computing

god is busy computing
in you to make sure each
your cell works, your heart
pumps, and your ears hear
god is too busy computing
and installing the right time
and manner your physique
would give up on itself (John Tiong Chunghoo)
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Scrabble value of C3O1M3P3U1T1I1N1G2

The value of this 9-letter word is 16 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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