compute

[kuhm-pyoot]
verb (used with object), computed, computing.
1.
to determine by calculation; reckon; calculate: to compute the period of Jupiter's revolution.
2.
to determine by using a computer or calculator.
verb (used without object), computed, computing.
3.
to reckon; calculate.
4.
to use a computer or calculator.
5.
Informal. to make sense; add up: His reasons for doing that just don't compute.
noun
6.
computation: outer space that is vast beyond compute.

Origin:
1375–1425 for earlier sense; 1580–90 for def 6; (v.) < Latin computāre, equivalent to com- com- + putāre to think; (noun) late Middle English < Middle French < Late Latin computus calculation, number, noun derivative of computāre; cf. putative, count1

computable, adjective
computability, noun
computably, adverb
computist [kuhm-pyoo-tist, kom-pyoo-] , noun
miscompute, verb, miscomputed, miscomputing.
precompute, verb, precomputed, precomputing.
recompute, verb (used with object), recomputed, recomputing.
uncomputable, adjective
uncomputableness, noun
uncomputably, adverb
uncomputed, adjective


1. estimate, count, figure.
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compute (kəmˈpjuːt)
 
vb
1.  to calculate (an answer, result, etc), often with the aid of a computer
 
n
2.  calculation; computation (esp in the phrase beyond compute)
 
[C17: from Latin computāre, from putāre to think]
 
com'putable
 
adj
 
computa'bility
 
n

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compute
1630s, from Fr. computer, from L. computare "to count, sum up," from com- "with" + putare "to reckon," orig. "to prune" (see pave).
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Example sentences
However, in this bureaucratic context, they are nothing but ways to compute the
  service teachers are required to do.
One way to compute its value is to shine light through a gas-filled container.
Compute the average distance or time consumers will travel to reach a given
  sort of business.
Then measure the distance from your window to the ground, and you can compute
  the acceleration of the scale.
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