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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.

## 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]
comˌputaˈbility n
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## 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•bil′i•ty, n.
com•put•ist (kəmˈpyu tɪst, ˈkɒm pyʊ-) n.

## compute

Past participle: computed
Gerund: computing

Imperative
compute
compute
Present
I compute
you compute
he/she/it computes
we compute
you compute
they compute
Preterite
I computed
you computed
he/she/it computed
we computed
you computed
they computed
Present Continuous
I am computing
you are computing
he/she/it is computing
we are computing
you are computing
they are computing
Present Perfect
I have computed
you have computed
he/she/it has computed
we have computed
you have computed
they have computed
Past Continuous
I was computing
you were computing
he/she/it was computing
we were computing
you were computing
they were computing
Past Perfect
Future
I will compute
you will compute
he/she/it will compute
we will compute
you will compute
they will compute
Future Perfect
I will have computed
you will have computed
he/she/it will have computed
we will have computed
you will have computed
they will have computed
Future Continuous
I will be computing
you will be computing
he/she/it will be computing
we will be computing
you will be computing
they will be computing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been computing
you have been computing
he/she/it has been computing
we have been computing
you have been computing
they have been computing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been computing
you will have been computing
he/she/it will have been computing
we will have been computing
you will have been computing
they will have been computing
Past Perfect Continuous
Conditional
I would compute
you would compute
he/she/it would compute
we would compute
you would compute
they would compute
Past Conditional
I would have computed
you would have computed
he/she/it would have computed
we would have computed
you would have computed
they would have computed
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
 Verb 1 compute - make a mathematical calculation or computationmath, mathematics, maths - a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangementreason - 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 numberprocess - 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 offactor, 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 ofdifferentiate - calculate a derivative; take the derivativeintegrate - calculate the integral of; calculate by integrationsurvey - 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 budgetcapitalise, capitalize - compute the present value of a business or an incomesolve, resolve - find the solution; "solve an equation"; "solve for x"
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## compute

verb I tried to compute the cash value of the ponies and horse boxes.
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## compute

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

## compute

[kəmˈpjuːt] VT
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## compute

[kəmˈpjuːt]
vt (= calculate) → calculer
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## compute

vtberechnen (→ at auf +acc), → errechnen
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## compute

[kəmˈpjuːt] vt
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## compute

(kəmˈpjuːt) verb
to calculate or estimate.
ˌcompuˈtation (kom-) noun
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References in classic literature ?
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.
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.
Already I was puzzled to compute the period of time which had elapsed since we broke through the crust of the inner world.
Neckar computes the number of these patrols at upwards of twenty thousand.
The cloud is quickly changing the world of Big Compute, giving customers the on-demand power and infrastructure necessary to run massive workloads at scale without the overhead.
It was pointed out that the Compute Stick is a new category of compute devices that enables to transform a display into a fully functioning entry computer.
In this work, we simulate realizations of UCNs and compute their escape times assuming that the trajectories are classical.
Tadpole has expanded its portfolio of specialised solutions for the Sun Microsystems computing environment with the Tadpole Compute Server 3300 system.
In the preamble, the IRS states that there is no comparably broad regulatory authority to modify the domestic rules applicable in computing the taxable income of a foreign corporation under Subpart R It invites comments on the extent to which the proposed regulations will achieve a real burden reduction in light of the continuing requirement to compute taxable income in accordance with the domestic rules.
An enterprise compute grid requires transparent access to a similarly dynamic and scalable pool of storage.
"If your readers don't consider Linux in their next compute environment, they're going to be making a big mistake," concludes Clark.

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