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 compute
From the dawn of supercomputing to the 2-in-1 PC, this is not so much a history of computers as it is the story of how we compute.
This is hard to compute, considering that their personal wealth is not recent, nor were questions about it unexpected.What Hillary Clinton Can Learn From Portugal, Costa Rica, and England in the World Cup|Nathan Daschle|July 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The key thing is to be able to compute the exact origin of these signals: position and depth.If They Are Ever Found, Flight 370’s Black Boxes Should Go to the U.S.|Clive Irving|April 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The death toll for which Stalin must bear the blame is not easy to compute, but it cannot be less than twenty million.
Terman and his assistant relied on biographical accounts of illustrious individuals to compute the scores.
The experts in physiology even claim that they can compute how often a man of sixty has changed his flesh, bones, skin, and hair.The Positive Outcome of Philosophy|Joseph Dietzgen
Nor could she compute satisfactorily the time that passed during the rest of the trip.Campfire Girls in the Allegheny Mountains|Stella M. Francis
Compute the cost per serving by dividing the cost of the chicken by the number of servings it made.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 3|Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
And did ten times as much damage getting it, and there was no scale of values by which to compute the death and suffering.Space Viking|Henry Beam Piper
I speak of the way to compute overdrive speed exactly and how to vary it.Talents, Incorporated|William Fitzgerald Jenkins
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.