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- of or relating to computation, computational
1891, “The Sun's Motion in Space”, Science, page 254:
- Adopting (the additional computative burden imposed by it notwithstanding) Schönfeld's modification of Airy's formulae
1913, Walter B. Pitkin, “Time and the Percept”, The Journal of Philosophy, Psychology and Scientific Methods:
- The reckoning need not be genuinely computative (intellectual); it may take the form of motor adjustments
- calculating, shrewdly or selfishly reckoning
1858–59, John Ruskin, The two paths: being lectures on art and its applications to decoration and manufacture, page 114:
- What will please reckless, computative and vulgar persons.
1948, W. A. Armstrong, “The Influence of Seneca and Machiavelli on the Elizabethan Tyrant”, The Review of English Studies, page 24:
- The demands of computative justice are thus unconsciously fulfilled by the last scions of a tainted stock.
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