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com·pute

compute

 
 
pronunciation:
km pyut
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: computed, computes, computing
definition 1: to calculate by mathematical operations.
Now we'll compute the score and see who actually won.When I computed the difference between how much money I was making and how much I was spending, I realized I was in trouble.
synonyms:
calculate, figure
similar words:
cipher, count, estimate, reckon
definition 2: to determine by using a computer.
He found a good software program to help him compute his taxes.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to calculate an amount.
synonyms:
calculate, figure
similar words:
cipher, reckon
definition 2: to use a computer.
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part of speech: noun
definition: calculation or reckoning.
synonyms:
calculation, reckoning
similar words:
computation
derivations: computable (adj.), computability (n.)
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