re·​com·​pute (ˌ)rē-kəm-ˈpyüt How to pronounce recompute (audio)
recomputed; recomputing; recomputes

transitive + intransitive

: to compute again
… began auditing disbursement vouchers for pay of military personnel by recomputing the pay account.Walter Rundell, Jr.
If some statistical operation needs to be done on the data, it might take 10 or 20 seconds to recompute, maybe even a minute if the operations are very complex.Dominique J. Cheenne

Examples of recompute in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Reducing the size of a fund also means recomputing management fees, and therefore handing money back to limited partners. Byjessica Mathews, Fortune, 31 July 2023 Clearing the entire browsing history will cause Chrome to recompute the FLoC ID. Zak Doffman, Forbes, 12 June 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1741, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of recompute was in 1741

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“Recompute.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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