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compute

[kuh m-pyoot] /kəmˈpyut/
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
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
Related forms
computable, adjective
computability, noun
computably, adverb
computist
[kuh m-pyoo-tist, kom-pyoo-] /kəmˈpyu tɪst, ˈkɒm pyʊ-/ (Show IPA),
noun
miscompute, verb, miscomputed, miscomputing.
precompute, verb, precomputed, precomputing.
recompute, verb (used with object), recomputed, recomputing.
uncomputable, adjective
uncomputableness, noun
uncomputably, adverb
uncomputed, adjective
Synonyms
1. estimate, count, figure.
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British Dictionary definitions for un computed

compute

/kəmˈpjuːt/
verb
1.
to calculate (an answer, result, etc), often with the aid of a computer
noun
2.
calculation; computation (esp in the phrase beyond compute)
Derived Forms
computable, adjective
computability, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin computāre, from putāre to think
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Word Origin and History for un computed

compute

v.

1630s, from French computer, from Latin computare "to count, sum up, reckon together," from com- "with" (see com-) + putare "to reckon," originally "to prune" (see pave). Related: Computed; computing.

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