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com·pute

 (kəm-pyo͞ot′)
v. com·put·ed, com·put·ing, com·putes
v.tr.
1. To determine by mathematics, especially by numerical methods: computed the tax due. See Synonyms at calculate.
2. To determine by the use of a computer.
v.intr.
1. To determine an amount or number.
2. To use a computer.
3. To be reasonable, plausible, or consistent; make sense: Your alibi doesn't compute.
n.
Computation: amounts beyond compute.

[French computer, from Old French, from Latin computāre : com-, com- + putāre, to reckon; see pau- in Indo-European roots. N., Late Latin computus, from Latin computāre, to compute.]

com·put′a·bil′i·ty n.
com·put′a·ble adj.

compute

(kəmˈpjuːt)
vb
(Mathematics) to calculate (an answer, result, etc), often with the aid of a computer
n
(Mathematics) calculation; computation (esp in the phrase beyond compute)
[C17: from Latin computāre, from putāre to think]
comˈputable adj
comˌputaˈbility n

com•pute

(kəmˈpyut)

v. -put•ed, -put•ing,
n. v.t.
1. to determine by calculation; reckon; calculate: to compute the interest on a loan.
2. to determine by using a computer or calculator.
v.i.
3. to reckon; calculate.
4. to use a computer or calculator.
5. Informal. to make sense; add up: His reasons for quitting just don't compute.
n.
6. computation: vast beyond compute.
[1630–40; < Latin computāre = com- com- + putāre to think; compare putative, count1]
com•put′a•ble, adj.
com•put`a•bil′i•ty, n.
com•put′a•bly, adv.
com•put•ist (kəmˈpyu tɪst, ˈkɒm pyʊ-) n.

compute


Past participle: computed
Gerund: computing

Imperative
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Present
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Preterite
I computed
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Present Continuous
I am computing
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Present Perfect
I have computed
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Past Continuous
I was computing
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Past Perfect
I had computed
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Future
I will compute
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Future Perfect
I will have computed
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Future Continuous
I will be computing
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Present Perfect Continuous
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been computing
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been computing
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Conditional
I would compute
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Past Conditional
I would have computed
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.compute - make a mathematical calculation or computation
math, mathematics, maths - a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement
reason - think logically; "The children must learn to reason"
quantise, quantize - apply quantum theory to; restrict the number of possible values of (a quantity) or states of (a physical entity or system) so that certain variables can assume only certain discrete magnitudes that are integral multiples of a common factor; "Quantize gravity"
work out - be calculated; "The fees work out to less than $1,000"
extract - calculate the root of a number
process - perform mathematical and logical operations on (data) according to programmed instructions in order to obtain the required information; "The results of the elections were still being processed when he gave his acceptance speech"
prorate - divide or assess proportionally; "The rent was prorated for the rest of the month"
miscalculate, misestimate - calculate incorrectly; "I miscalculated the number of guests at the wedding"
recalculate - calculate anew; "The costs had to be recalculated"
average out, average - compute the average of
factor, factor in, factor out - resolve into factors; "a quantum computer can factor the number 15"
add together, add - make an addition by combining numbers; "Add 27 and 49, please!"
deduct, subtract, take off - make a subtraction; "subtract this amount from my paycheck"
multiply - combine by multiplication; "multiply 10 by 15"
fraction, divide - perform a division; "Can you divide 49 by seven?"
interpolate, extrapolate - estimate the value of
differentiate - calculate a derivative; take the derivative
integrate - calculate the integral of; calculate by integration
survey - plot a map of (land)
estimate, gauge, approximate, guess, judge - judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time); "I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds"
budget - make a budget
capitalise, capitalize - compute the present value of a business or an income
solve, resolve - find the solution; "solve an equation"; "solve for x"

compute

verb calculate, rate, figure, total, measure, estimate, count, reckon, sum, figure out, add up, tally, enumerate I tried to compute the cash value of the ponies and horse boxes.

compute

verb
To ascertain by mathematics:
Translations
يَحْسِب، يُقَدِّر
odhadnoutpočítat
beregneudregne
reikna
skaičiuoti
aprēķinātnovērtētrēķināt

compute

[kəmˈpjuːt] VTcomputar, calcular

compute

[kəmˈpjuːt]
vt (= calculate) → calculer

compute

vtberechnen (→ at auf +acc), → errechnen

compute

[kəmˈpjuːt] vtcalcolare, computare

compute

(kəmˈpjuːt) verb
to calculate or estimate.
ˌcompuˈtation (kom-) noun
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We compute the TRAMECKSAN, or high heels, to exceed us in number; but the power is wholly on our side.
Yes, my boy; and you need not try to compute the number of these infusoria.
The remotest idea of returning to Nukuheva, unless assured of our vessel's departure, never once entered my mind, and indeed it was questionable whether we could have succeeded in reaching it, divided as we were from the bay by a distance we could not compute, and perplexed too in our remembrance of localities by our recent wanderings.
He had to reinstate himself in all the wonted concerns of his Mansfield life: to see his steward and his bailiff; to examine and compute, and, in the intervals of business, to walk into his stables and his gardens, and nearest plantations; but active and methodical, he had not only done all this before he resumed his seat as master of the house at dinner, he had also set the carpenter to work in pulling down what had been so lately put up in the billiard-room, and given the scene-painter his dismissal long enough to justify the pleasing belief of his being then at least as far off as Northampton.
Napoleon has augmented the commercial prosperity of France in ten years to such a degree that figures can hardly compute it.
In our political parties, compute the power of badges and emblems.
Already I was puzzled to compute the period of time which had elapsed since we broke through the crust of the inner world.
When we have ascertained exactly how little will serve we shall be able to compute how long we shall be able to exist.
I was now, as near as I can compute, in the heart of China, about thirty degrees north of the line, for we were returned from Nankin.

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