verb (used with object), com·put·ed, com·put·ing.
verb (used without object), com·put·ed, com·put·ing.
- computational complexity,
- computational fluid dynamics,
- computational linguistics,
- computed tomography,
- computer age,
- computer animation,
- computer architecture
Origin of compute
Examples from the Web for computable
C'est assez vous dire that I can make no plan for any social adventure within any computable time.The Letters of Henry James, Vol. II|Henry James
Here is an incident I never can forget;—dating twelve or thirteen years ago (as is computable), middle of July, 1732.History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XV. (of XXI.)|Thomas Carlyle
The sum was not computable by any rule known to arithmetic, mathematics, or any cognate "science of numbers."Harper's New Monthly Magazine|Various
It likes big, unmistakable, knock-down effects; it likes to get its money back in palpable, computable change.Picture and Text|Henry James
Word Origin for compute
1630s, from French computer, from Latin computare "to count, sum up, reckon together," from com- "with" (see com-) + putare "to reckon," originally "to prune" (see pave). Related: Computed; computing.