What does compute mean?

compute meaning in General Dictionary


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  • to ascertain by calculation to reckon to count
  • make a mathematical calculation or calculation
  • to ascertain calculation; to reckon; to count.
  • Computation.

compute meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1630s, from French computer, from Latin computare "to count, summarize, reckon together," from com- "with" (see com-) + putare "to reckon," initially "to prune" (see pave). Relevant: Computed; processing.

Sentence Examples with the word compute

When the length of a meteor's: course is known and the duration of its flight has been correctly estimated it is easy to compute the velocity in miles.

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