[k_ə_m_p_j_ˈuː_t], [kəmpjˈuːt], [kəmpjˈuːt]
Definitions of compute

make a mathematical calculation or computation

To determine calculation; to reckon; to count.

Computation.

To figure; number; reckon; to calculate.

To calculate: to number.

To reckon; calculate; number.

To estimate numerically; calculate; reckon.

Computable.

To number, reckou, or calculate.

To number; to count or reckon; to throw together several sums or particulars in order to ascertain their collective value; to estimate; to calculate.
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Usage examples for compute

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

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 Today by Milton C. Work

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 AntiSlavery Examiner, Omnibus by American AntiSlavery Society

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

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

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

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

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

To compute the rainfall of such floods into an average is only to play with figures. – Spain by Wentworth Webster

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

Compute the cost of the meal. – School and Home Cooking by Carlotta C. Greer

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 HonorÃ© Bourguignon

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

The whole thing didn't begin to compute. – Life Blood by Thomas Hoover

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

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