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 recomputed
The work was recomputed and reobserved by P. von Musschenbroek in 1729.
By that time he had computed and recomputed his orbit to Venus a hundred different times.Starman's Quest
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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