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Meaning of COMPUTE

Pronunciation:  kum'pyoot

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[v]  make a mathematical calculation or computation

COMPUTE is a 7 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: calculate, cipher, cypher, figure, reckon, work out
 See Also: add, add together, approximate, average, average out, bet, budget, capitalise, capitalize, count, deduct, depend, differentiate, divide, estimate, extract, extrapolate, factor, factor in, factor out, figure out, fraction, gauge, guess, integrate, interpolate, judge, lick, look, miscalculate, misestimate, multiply, process, prorate, puzzle out, quantise, quantize, reason, recalculate, resolve, solve, subtract, survey, take off, work



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Com*pute"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Computed}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Computing}.] [L. computare. See {Count}, v. t.]
    To determine calculation; to reckon; to count.
          Two days, as we compute the days of heaven. --Milton.
          What's done we partly may compute, But know not what's
          resisted.                                --Burns.
    Syn: To calculate; number; count; reckon; estimate;
         enumerate; rate. See {Calculate}.
  2. \Com*pute"\, n. [L. computus: cf. F. comput.]
    Computation. [R.] --Sir T. Browne.
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