# compute

[kuh m-pyoot]

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

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

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- computation: outer space that is vast beyond compute.

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## Origin of compute^{}

## Synonyms

See more synonyms for compute on Thesaurus.com1. estimate, count, figure.

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## compute

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

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

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## Word Origin

C17: from Latin computāre, from putāre to think

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## Word Origin and History for precompute

## compute

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