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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
computing
noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
affective computing
computing facilities
▪ The department provides excellent computing facilities for students.
grid computing
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
distributed
▪ The enhanced Distributed Transaction Recovery System-based distributed computing application that provides ensured integrity for distributed computing transactions.
▪ The object-oriented software is targeted at companies that are rightsizing into client/server and distributed computing environments and re-engineering their processes.
▪ Sequent, too, he suggests, is looking closely at problems with bus bandwidth and distributed computing.
parallel
▪ Excellent computing facilities ranging from micros and Sun workstations to mainframe parallel computing are available.
▪ The Syracuse group is developing prototypes of software technologies which will accelerate the take-up of general purpose parallel computing.
▪ However, despite this agreement on the need for parallel computing, many open issues about these techniques still exist.
personal
▪ The current buzzword is personal computing do-it-yourself computing.
▪ To be a success, personal computing needs to be done without detailed computer knowledge.
▪ Is it feasible to imagine using personal computing for all aspects of a computerised personnel information system?
▪ For experienced student management system users there is a rich opportunity to develop personal computing.
▪ Leading high-technology corporations say they are actively recruiting otaku types because they are in the vanguard of personal computing and software design.
■ NOUN
environment
▪ The object-oriented software is targeted at companies that are rightsizing into client/server and distributed computing environments and re-engineering their processes.
▪ UniTree is a distributed client/server program that provides automatic and transparent file and storage management for networked, heterogeneous computing environments.
▪ ErgoClient is aimed at large networked enterprises that intend to migrate from one computing environment to another.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ Personal computing is one of Jack's interests.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ During working hours the primary interactive facilities will not be impaired by any computing controlled by the Computer Group.
▪ Other subjects - like calculus or computing - can not be learned without some conscious effort.
▪ Scientific graphics Statistical computing has not been the only impact of modern technology on epidemiology since 1965.
▪ The award recognises Prof MacFarlane's pioneering work in computing and control theory.
▪ The enhanced Distributed Transaction Recovery System-based distributed computing application that provides ensured integrity for distributed computing transactions.
▪ The foundations for this new form of client/server computing are claimed to be found in the following System 10 vision.
▪ This study should allow a reliable assessment to be made of the importance of this factor in the context of classroom computing.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Computing

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.

Two days, as we compute the days of heaven.
--Milton.

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.

Wiktionary
computing

n. 1 (context literally English) The process or act of calculation 2 Action of using (a) computer(s). 3 The study, field of computers and computer programming. vb. (present participle of compute English)

WordNet
computing
  1. n. the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures [syn: computer science]

  2. the procedure of calculating; determining something by mathematical or logical methods [syn: calculation, computation]

Wikipedia
Computing

Computing is any goal-oriented activity requiring, benefiting from, or creating a mathematical sequence of steps known as an algorithm — 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.

Computing (magazine)

Computing is a weekly newspaper/magazine published by Incisive Media for IT managers and professionals in the United Kingdom.

, Computing's circulation was verified by BPA Worldwide as 115,431.

Computing (Urdu magazine)

Computing is a monthly magazine, published in Pakistan in the Urdu language. The first issue was published February 25, 2007. From the 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.

Computing (journal)

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. , the editors of the journal are Hermann Brunner, Rainer Burkard, Craig Douglas, Wolfgang Hackbusch and Dietmar Saupe. The first volume was published in 1966.

Usage examples of "computing".

He was working from radar reports alone with no fancy computing bombsight to think for him.

Douglas Engelbart, Coevolution, and the Origins of Personal Computing.

Aiken convened a conference on automatic computing at Harvard, cosponsored by his longtime patron, the US.

Court upheld the power of New York, in computing its estate tax, to include in the gross estate of a domiciled decedent the value of a trust of bonds managed in Colorado by a Colorado trust company and already taxed on its transfer by Colorado, which trust the decedent had established while in Colorado and concerning which he had never exercised any of his reserved powers of revocation or change of beneficiaries.

In instants Ralf swept through every binary code he knew from the dawn of computing forward, four-bit, eight-bit, sixteen-bit, thirty-two-bit, sixty-four-bit, multiprocessor, transputer, parallel processor, nothing that fit.

Taylor pursued his love for science into graduate school at UT and wrote his dissertation on psychoacoustics, a field from which some people were making a leap into computing.

If the Handler was to he believed, the local computing nodes in each star system were only millimeters wide, and they communicated with the others, light years away, with pulses so weak, so tightly aimed, so unpredictable in wavelength, and so ingeniously encoded that a thousand interstellar civilizations had come and gone without noticing their presence.

It presides over the development of radar and sonar, mass-produced sulfa drugs and penicillin, mechanical computing, and the atomic bomb.

Von Neumann made the astonishing assertion that the McCulloch-Pitts neural network model, on which his own digital computer architecture was based, was fundamentally flawed as a model for computing machines and even for understanding the workings of the brain itself.

E-publishing is at the forefront of software engineering, e-consumerism, intellectual property technologies, payment systems, conversion applications, the mobile Internet, and, basically, every important trend in network and computing and digital content.

I have a new idea about preventing decoherence even in surface-level systems, but I require your expertise in quantum computing.

For instance: carbon nanotubes, in some ways the results of our abilities to work at the molecular level due to computing research, are far stronger than steel and may lead to new materials with exceptional qualities.

Similarly, today, school children happily take the most sophisticated of computing technologies in-stride, while many of their parents still flounder at setting the clock on the VCR - because the kids simply know no other rate of change.

This could not have happened without the computing power, storage, and bandwidth that happened to come together at that time.

But in a synergistic way, computing may actually be driven by advances in biology which are making it possible, as scientists learn more about DNA and other organic molecules, to use them as the basis for certain types of computing!