verb (used with object), com·put·ed, com·put·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·put·ed, com·put·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.
computation: outer space that is vast beyond compute.
Origin of compute
Synonyms for compute
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Historical Examples of recompute
While it took some time to recompute the exact Ardrian calendar, Terran day names and Terran weeks were used from the first.Masters of Space
Edward Elmer Smith
to calculate (an answer, result, etc), often with the aid of a computer
calculation; computation (esp in the phrase beyond compute)
Word Origin for compute
C17: from Latin computāre, from putāre to think
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