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- of or relating to computation, computational
1891, “The Sun's Motion in Space”, in 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”, in 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”, in 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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