computative

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

computation +‎ -ive

Adjective[edit]

computative (comparative more computative, superlative most computative)

  1. 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
  2. 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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See also[edit]

ta:computative vi:computative zh:computative