# compute

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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.

**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

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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 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 add together, add - make an addition by combining numbers; "Add 27 and 49, please!" multiply - combine by multiplication; "multiply 10 by 15" 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 |

## compute

## compute

*verb*

Translations

**يَحْسِب، يُقَدِّر**

**odhadnout**

**počítat**

**beregne**

**udregne**

**reikna**

**skaičiuoti**

**aprēķināt**

**novērtēt**

**rēķināt**

## compute

(kəmˈpjuːt)*verb*

to calculate or estimate.

**ˌcompuˈtation**(kom-)

*noun*

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