Usage examples for compute

  1. The modern system adopted in the up- to- date clubs, in which the game has received its most scientific development, and in the highest class of social games, does away with the antiquated methods and exacting mathematical problems of the above- and below- the- line system, by using a form of score- sheet which allows and encourages the scorer to mentally compute simple sums during the progress of the rubber. – Auction of To-day by Milton C. Work
  2. As long as Mike played rationally, the machine had a slight edge, since it had a perfect memory and could compute faster than Mike could. – Unwise Child by Gordon Randall Garrett
  3. Compute the cost of the meal. – School and Home Cooking by Carlotta C. Greer
  4. The fourth was suddenly required to compute the distance to Weald from such data as he could get from observation, without reference to any records. – This World Is Taboo by Murray Leinster
  5. These dumb animals that we treat like inert matter are sensitive like ourselves; they are very conscious of pain; and if it be our privilege to compute the number of our days, we ought not to forget that they are, like us, endowed with intelligence, so that when they are thus detained at the place of execution, all their senses and faculties being concentrated on their destroyer, they are fully conscious of the cruel fate which awaits them. – On the cattle plague: or, Contagious typhus in horned cattle. Its history, origin, description, and treatment by Honoré Bourguignon
  6. Surely, " to cast up" is to cast somehow, though the meaning of the phrase may be " to compute – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  7. Would it be just to compute these slaves in the assessment of taxes, and discard them from the estimate in the apportionment of representatives? – The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus by American Anti-Slavery Society
  8. How much time that would consume was something he could not compute for it all depended upon the height of the mountains. – In Desert and Wilderness by Henryk Sienkiewicz
  9. We can therefore for each spectral type compute the mean values and the dispersion of these attributes. – Lectures on Stellar Statistics by Carl Vilhelm Ludvig Charlier
  10. The small bookcase under the desk was stuffed with magazines like Compute and Australian Communications, along with a few Commodore, Amiga and Unix reference manuals. – Underground by Suelette Dreyfus
  11. And then, in regard to just and honorable traffic, compute if human arithmetic be competent to the task, the amount of merchandise brought from India, and from other distant lands. – Thoughts on Missions by Sheldon Dibble
  12. It is evident that, like Brown, he confused the two vessels, with Cushman's letter before his eyes, from failure to compute the " sixty last." – The Mayflower and Her Log, Complete by Azel Ames
  13. Then at the balance let's be mute, We never can adjust it; What's done we partly may compute But know not what's resisted." – Selections from the Prose Works of Matthew Arnold by Matthew Arnold
  14. With this D. R. position as a basis, we compute an altitude of the body observed. – Lectures in Navigation by Ernest Gallaudet Draper
  15. To compute the rainfall of such floods into an average is only to play with figures. – Spain by Wentworth Webster
  16. He must seize on every circumstance which occurs in his reading, where reckoning is required, and if possible, stop at once and compute it. – The Young Man's Guide by William A. Alcott
  17. The whole thing didn't begin to compute – Life Blood by Thomas Hoover
  18. We cannot, therefore, accurately compute the extent of now dry land which would be covered by the admission of the waters of the Mediterranean, or the area of the inland sea which would be thus created. – The Earth as Modified by Human Action by George P. Marsh
  19. The moors and the glens, too, have had me to school and opened to me their secret stores of knowledge, and who shall compute the worth of that education? – Windyridge by W. Riley
  20. A student trying to compute problems with both hands at the same time- problems dealing respectively with yards and pounds- might ultimately confuse his inches with ounces. – Life's Minor Collisions by Frances Warner Gertrude Warner