## Definition of compute

**:**to determine especially by mathematical means

- Compute the area of the triangle.

**:**to determine or calculate by means of a computer

- computing pi to over one billion places

**:**to make calculation

**:**reckon

- They compute by weight in selling grain.

**:**to use a computer

**:**to make sense

- No matter how you do the math, it will not work … . It simply does not compute.
- —Chuck Finder