Definition of Compute

1. Verb. Make a mathematical calculation or computation.

Definition of Compute

1. v. t. To determine by calculation; to reckon; to count.

2. n. Computation.

Definition of Compute

1. Verb. To reckon or calculate. ¹

2. Verb. (informal) To make sense. ¹

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Definition of Compute

1. to calculate [v -PUTED, -PUTING, -PUTES] - See also: calculate

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Literary usage of Compute

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Mechanics' and Engineers' Pocket-book of Tables, Rules, and Formulas by Charles Haynes Haswell (1920)
"To compute Common Centre of Gravity of Mull, Armament, ... compute moments of the several weights, relatively to assi^oicd horizontal and vertical planes, ..."

2. Base SAS(R) 9.1.3 Procedures Guide, Second Edition, Volumes 1-4 by Sas Institute (2006)
"A Using compute Blocks What Is a compute Block? A compute block is one or more programming statements that appear either between a compute and an ..."

3. An Introduction to Practical Astronomy: With a Collection of Astronomical Tables by Elias Loomis (1892)
"compute the angle of the vertical for latitude 40° ? Solution. log. ... It is necessary, therefore, to compute the earth's radius for the place of the ..."

4. The Equity Draftsman: Being a Selection of Forms of Pleading in Suits in Equity by Frederick Miles Van Heythuysen, Edward Hughes (1828)
"Decree on further directions, directing tlie Master lo compute subsequent interest on such debts as carried interest, and to take an account of any other ..."

5. Civil Procedure Reports: Containing Cases Under the Code of Civil Procedure by New York (State), Henry Huffman Browne, Courts, Rufus Leonard Scott, James Manford Kerr, Percival Soloman Menken (1887)
"... action before entry of judgment—Report of referee to compute amount due. The report referred to in section 763 of the Code of Civil Procedure, ..."

6. The Revised Reports by Robert Campbell, Frederick Pollock, Oliver Augustus Saunders, Arthur Beresford Cane, Joseph Gerald Pease, William Bowstead, Great Britain Courts (1905)
"given free from legacy duty ; and he was to compute interest, at the rate of 41. ... And it was ordered, that it should he referred to the Master to compute ..."

7. Forms of Judgments and Orders in the High Court of Justice and Court of by Cecil Clare Marston Dale, W. Tindal King, W. O. Goldschmidt, Sir Henry Wilmot Seton, Great Britain Court of Appeal (1901)
"And in case of such foreclosure compute Pits' subsequent interest &c. ... But in case C. [third mortgagee] redeem, compute subsequent interest on what ..."

8. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1887)
"These preliminaries of the expedition of Julian appear to have employed about fifteen days, and we may compute near three hundred miles from the fortress of ..."

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