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compute

[ kuhm-pyoot ]
/ k蓹m藞pyut /
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Definition of compute

verb (used with object), com路put路ed, com路put路ing.
to determine by calculation; reckon; calculate: to compute the period of Jupiter's revolution.
to determine by using a computer or calculator.
verb (used without object), com路put路ed, com路put路ing.
to reckon; calculate.
to use a computer or calculator.
Informal. to make sense; add up: His reasons for doing that just don't compute.
noun
computation: outer space that is vast beyond compute.
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Origin of compute

1375鈥1425 for earlier sense; 1580鈥90 for def. 6; (v.) <Latin comput膩re, equivalent to com-com- + put膩re to think; (noun) late Middle English <Middle French <Late Latin computus calculation, number, noun derivative of comput膩re;cf. putative, count1

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British Dictionary definitions for compute

compute
/ (k蓹m藞pju藧t) /

verb
to calculate (an answer, result, etc), often with the aid of a computer
noun
calculation; computation (esp in the phrase beyond compute)

Derived forms of compute

computable, adjectivecomputability, noun

Word Origin for compute

C17: from Latin comput膩re, from put膩re to think
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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