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computed; computing

## Definition of *compute*

**:**to determine especially by mathematical means Compute the area of the triangle. also

**:**to determine or calculate by means of a computer computing pi to over one billion places

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**:**to make calculation**:**reckon They compute by weight in selling grain.2

**:**to use a computer3 informal

**:**to make sense No matter how you do the math, it will not work … . It simply does not compute.— Chuck FinderKeep scrolling for more

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compute## The first known use of

computewas in 1579See more words from the same year