Definition of computational in English:

computational

adjective

  • 1Relating to or using computers.

    ‘the computational analysis of English’
    ‘computational power’
    • ‘These adaptations may be discovered through functional computational analysis using available models of our hominid past and general principles of evolution.’
    • ‘Such relatively primitive methods have now been overtaken by vastly enhanced possibilities for computational analysis.’
    • ‘Apart from the sheer size of the new data sets, separating very weak signals from noise will pose a mounting challenge to computational analysis of the CMB in the years to come.’
    • ‘His computational fluid-dynamics analysis revealed the path and velocity of the water as it flowed along a swimmer's body.’
    • ‘This research group will create highly visual, user-friendly computational analyses of disease outbreaks.’
    • ‘Upon reading the interview with Linus in the November 1999 issue, we've noticed that Microsoft has produced a new class of computational analysis problems.’
    • ‘The goal of this project was to develop a computational tool to verify and validate the outcomes of computational analysis tools.’
    • ‘Bioinformatics is the computational analysis and organization of biological data such as gene sequences and protein structure.’
    • ‘It soon emerged that similar principles were already familiar and well-developed in other fields, such as automated text analysis and computational learning theory.’
    • ‘Noncoding regulatory elements can also be identified through computational analysis of promoters of coregulated genes.’
    • ‘In addition, two institutions played a key role in providing computational support and analysis for the Human Genome Project over the course of the past eighteen months.’
    • ‘A careful computational analysis can provide further insight and can thus serve as a valuable adjunct to chemical intuition.’
    • ‘From the computational analysis of AMT protein sequences, it is difficult to identify protein domains required for the ammonium transport function.’
    • ‘Due to their relative simplicity and profound clinical importance, neutrophils are an excellent system for computational analysis.’
    • ‘Scientists recently announced not only the first complete sequence of a plant genome, but also a computational analysis for the flowering wild plant Arabidopsis thaliana.’
    • ‘The method we propose here is much simpler and considerably faster than all others, allowing the analysis of a very large sequence dataset with very limited computational work.’
    • ‘The project uses ‘neural networks’, a computational analysis, which mimics the working of the human brain to map what lies beneath the city.’
    • ‘Increasingly complex schemes for representing solvent effects in an implicit fashion are being used in computational analyses of biological macromolecules.’
    • ‘With image sizes approaching tens of millions of pixels, efficient computational solutions are required for practical and economical systems.’
    • ‘These should allow us to focus more on the computational power of the CPU, with less disturbance from chipset issues like AGP or IDE implementation differences.’
    1. 1.1 Relating to the process of mathematical calculation.
      • ‘His work on computational algebraic number theory seems to have started when he visited Caltec in 1959 and collaborated with Taussky-Todd.’
      • ‘Repetition is a life line of computational mathematics.’
      • ‘Their computational networks discover mathematical complexities far beyond the point reached by humans.’
      • ‘The Soviets used his mathematical skills, for while he was there he solved computational problems concerning buildings.’
      • ‘The Candracchayaganita is written in thirty-one Sanskrit verses and explains the computational methods used to calculate the moon's zenith distance.’
      • ‘Mathematics, statistics, probability, and computational science all underpin this new way of thinking about life.’
      • ‘Taussky found a way to reduce the amount of calculation, significantly easing the computational workload.’
      • ‘Fifty years ago, they decided to go out and pick up ‘an electrical desk-calculator and the services of a mathematician specifically trained in computational methods’.’
      • ‘They are supposed to do that on the basis of appropriate tactical validations found using mathematical models and computational problems.’
      • ‘However, this capacity comes from the subtle interplay between conscious and unconscious processes involved in choice, not from sole reliance on conscious computational processes.’
      • ‘More and more mathematicians are considering the computational aspects of their areas.’
      • ‘Although this can be visualized for bacteriorhodopsin, the calculation is a large computational undertaking.’
      • ‘A variety of applications to extremal combinatorics and computational complexity are discussed, in addition to a number of open problems.’
      • ‘Empirical research and computational models in mental arithmetic established that, during mental calculation, features of problems affect children's strategy choices.’
      • ‘He worked on computational mathematics, developing general methods for solving the equations of mathematical physics by numerical means.’
      • ‘These computational results give mathematicians confidence that random matrix theory could provide an avenue to a proof of the Riemann hypothesis.’
      • ‘Liu joined the Iowa State mathematics faculty in fall 2002 from UCLA, where he was an assistant professor of computational and applied mathematics.’
      • ‘Simplifying distant parts of the dendritic tree could thus substantially both ease and speed up the reconstruction process and enhance computational efficacy.’
      • ‘At that time there was no mathematical theory of probability - only a collection of small computational problems.’
      • ‘They found that other parameterizations are often faster, largely because of the computational expense of the calculations involving the rotations.’

Pronunciation

computational

/ˌkämpyəˈtāSH(ə)n(ə)l//ˌkɑmpjəˈteɪʃ(ə)n(ə)l/