Compute Com*pute", n. [L. computus: cf. F. comput.] Computation. [R.] --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster]

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  • Compute — Com*pute (k[o^]m*p[=u]t ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Computed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Computing}.] [L. computare. See {Count}, v. t.] To determine by calculation; to reckon; to count. [1913 Webster] Two days, as we compute the days of heaven. Milton. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • compute — [kəm pyo͞ot′] vt. computed, computing [L computare < com , with + putare, to reckon, orig., to prune: see PURE] 1. to determine (a number, amount, etc.) by arithmetic; calculate 2. to determine or calculate by using a computer vi. 1. to… …   English World dictionary

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  • compute — 1630s, from Fr. computer, from L. computare to count, sum up, reckon together, from com with (see COM (Cf. com )) + putare to reckon, originally to prune (see PAVE (Cf. pave)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • compute — *calculate, reckon, estimate Analogous words: *count, enumerate, number: sum, total, tot, figure, cast, *add …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • compute — [v] calculate, estimate add up, cast up, cipher, count, count heads, count noses, cut ice*, dope out*, enumerate, figure, figure out, gauge, keep tabs*, measure, rate, reckon, run down, size up, sum, take account of, take one’s measure, tally,… …   New thesaurus

  • compute — ► VERB ▪ reckon or calculate (a figure or amount). DERIVATIVES computable adjective. ORIGIN Latin computare, from putare settle (an account) …   English terms dictionary

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