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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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we are computing
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Present Perfect
I have computed
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Past Continuous
I was computing
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we were 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
References in classic literature ?
It is computed that eleven thousand persons have at several times suffered death, rather than submit to break their eggs at the smaller end.
The whole distance they had navigated since leaving Henry's Fort was computed to be about three hundred and forty miles; strong apprehensions were now entertained that the tremendous impediments before them would oblige them to abandon their canoes.
"Very far," said Don Quixote, "for of the three hundred and sixty degrees that this terraqueous globe contains, as computed by Ptolemy, the greatest cosmographer known, we shall have travelled one-half when we come to the line I spoke of."
Don Quixote laughed at the interpretation Sancho put upon "computed," and the name of the cosmographer Ptolemy, and said he, "Thou must know, Sancho, that with the Spaniards and those who embark at Cadiz for the East Indies, one of the signs they have to show them when they have passed the equinoctial line I told thee of, is, that the lice die upon everybody on board the ship, and not a single one is left, or to be found in the whole vessel if they gave its weight in gold for it; so, Sancho, thou mayest as well pass thy hand down thy thigh, and if thou comest upon anything alive we shall be no longer in doubt; if not, then we have crossed."
The entire number of the Indians, within the Union, is differently computed, at between one and three hundred thousand souls.
Here is the summing up of his various items, and their weight, as he computed it:
So, being willing to gratify him, which was but doing him justice, and very willing also to have him with us besides, for he was a most necessary man on all occasions, we agreed to give him a quantity of coined gold, which, as I computed it, was worth one hundred and seventy-five pounds sterling, between us, and to bear all his charges, both for himself and horse, except only a horse to carry his goods.
I heard a noise behind me like that of a dozen stocking-weavers at work; and turning my head, I found it proceeded from the purring of this animal, who seemed to be three times larger than an ox, as I computed by the view of her head, and one of her paws, while her mistress was feeding and stroking her.
That divided and rebel mind, that distrust of a sentiment because our arithmetic has computed the strength and means opposed to our purpose, these have not.
With grid computing, researchers submit the work they want computed to a batch scheduler, which puts the job in a queue for a specific set of computing resources--for example a supercomputer--to work on.
41(a)(3), which allows taxpayers to claim a separate 20% credit for payments they make to an "energy research consortium," regardless of whether the base amount computed for regular credit (i.e., for Sec.
We find that the computed escape time for a particular set of initial conditions (momentum and position) does not generally stabilize as the time step parameter is reduced unless the escape time is short (less than approximately 10 s).