Etymology
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compute (v.)

1630s, "determine by calculation," from French computer (16c.), from Latin computare "to count, sum up, reckon together," from com "with, together" (see com-) + putare "to reckon," originally "to prune," from PIE root *pau- (2) "to cut, strike, stamp." A doublet of count (v.). Related: Computed; computing.

updated on February 17, 2018

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Definitions of compute from WordNet

compute (v.)
make a mathematical calculation or computation;
Synonyms: calculate / cipher / cypher / work out / reckon / figure
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