verb \kəm-ˈpyüt\

: to find out (something) by using mathematical processes


Full Definition of COMPUTE

transitive verb
:  to determine especially by mathematical means; also :  to determine or calculate by means of a computer
intransitive verb
:  to make calculation :  reckon
:  to use a computer

Examples of COMPUTE

  1. <for the test we were required to compute the answers without using a calculator>

Origin of COMPUTE

Latin computare — more at count
First Known Use: 1616


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Previous Word in the Dictionary: computator
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