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
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
Early 17th century: from in- ‘not’ + Latin computabilis ‘able to be counted’ (see compute).
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