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km pyut
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transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: computes, computing, computed
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.
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.
calculate, figure
similar words:
cipher, reckon
definition 2: to use a computer.
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adverb + (v.)compute mentally, previously
(v.)compute + adverb approximately, separately
(v.)compute + nounHelp amount, average, basis, comparison, consistency, data, difference, dimension, distance, equation, error, flow, frequency, gender, grade, income, interval, kappa, load, male, mass, math, matrix, mean, means, number, orbit, participant, percentage, probability, proportion, quantum, ranking, rate, rating, ratio, respondent, sample, significance, similarity, simulation, speed, statistic, strain, subject, sum, summary, tomography, total, trajectory, utilization, velocity  [See all][See only the most frequent]
part of speech: noun
definition: calculation or reckoning.
calculation, reckoning
similar words:
derivations: computable (adj.), computability (n.)
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  computer, mathematics, number
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The word compute contains the following parts:
com- Latin prefix that means with, together
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The prefix com- attaches to Latin bases beginning with m, p, or b. It has multiple forms, as the 'm' sound in com- assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms col-, con-, cor-, and co-. Note: com- is frequently an intensive prefix, as in "commemorate " and "command ."
put, putat Latin root that means trim; count; reckon or suppose