One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Unable to be calculated or estimated.‘incomputable riches’
inestimable, indeterminable, untold, immeasurable, uncountable, not to be reckonedView synonyms
- ‘Some probabilities are incomputable - the good news is that we know which ones.’
- ‘Mathematicians working in an emerging field somewhere between physics, computer science and philosophy are investigating new ways of ‘computing the incomputable’ which could radically broaden our understanding of the world.’
- ‘It requires us to know what ‘would be’ illegal under current Canadian law in all conceivable imaginary worlds, which is an incomputable function.’
- ‘Everyone learns that winning love is about more than just impressing or listening well, but always has some illogical and incomputable element.’
Early 17th century: from in- ‘not’ + Latin computabilis ‘able to be counted’ (see compute).
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