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Computation

The act or process of calculating or determining something by mathematical, logical or interactive methods

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Computability

Measures what can and can not be computed

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Computing

The study of natural and artificial information processes

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Artifical Intelligence

A branch of computing that studies the use of computers to perfom computational processes normally associated with the human intellect

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Algorithm

A description, independant of any programming language, of a process that achieves some task. It is a step-by-step procedure for solving a problem

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Deterministically

Without guessing a solution before confirming it

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Program

A description in a programming language of a process that achieves some useful result