# computing

- the use of a computer to process data or perform calculations.
- the act of calculating or reckoning.

## Origin of computing

## compute

- to determine by calculation; reckon; calculate: to compute the period of Jupiter's revolution.
- to determine by using a computer or calculator.

- to reckon; calculate.
- to use a computer or calculator.
- Informal. to make sense; add up: His reasons for doing that just don't compute.

- computation: outer space that is vast beyond compute.

## Origin of compute

## Synonyms for compute

See more synonyms for on Thesaurus.com## Related Words for computing

gauge, count, tote, figure, reckon, sum, tally, tot, enumerate, rate, cipher, measure, total## Examples from the Web for computing

### Contemporary Examples of computing

In his 1950 paper “Computing Machinery and Intelligence,” Turing asked, “Can machines think?”

Augmented reality has been a staple of science fiction since the dawn of computing.

A look at what to expect in telecom and computing for the coming year.

The accelerating power of computing processing underlies much of the progress.

Sure, it's a billion times more than the first computer had, but it's still not much more than the computing power of a hamster.

### Historical Examples of computing

A trace of this appears in our word ciphering, meaning figuring or computing.

The Hindu-Arabic NumeralsDavid Eugene Smith

There are a number of ways or methods of computing this time.

The Mother and Her ChildWilliam S. Sadler

Been computing the orbit of the wreckage of the Arcturus around Jupiter.

Spacehounds of IPCEdward Elmer Smith

Why, then, should we refuse to take orders from a computing animal?

The Highest TreasonRandall Garrett

Interfaces affect the nature of practical experiences in computing.

The Civilization of IlliteracyMihai Nadin

## computing

- the activity of using computers and writing programs for them
- the study of computers and their implications

- of or relating to computerscomputing skills

## compute

- to calculate (an answer, result, etc), often with the aid of a computer

- calculation; computation (esp in the phrase beyond compute)