Definition of compute verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

  

compute

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//kəmˈpjuːt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kəmˈpjuːt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they compute
BrE BrE//kəmˈpjuːt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kəmˈpjuːt//
 
he / she / it computes
BrE BrE//kəmˈpjuːts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kəmˈpjuːts//
 
past simple computed
BrE BrE//kəmˈpjuːtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kəmˈpjuːtɪd//
 
past participle computed
BrE BrE//kəmˈpjuːtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kəmˈpjuːtɪd//
 
-ing form computing
BrE BrE//kəmˈpjuːtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kəmˈpjuːtɪŋ//
 
 
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compute something (formal) to calculate something The losses were computed at £5 million. These measurements can be used to compute the average size. Word Origin early 17th cent.: from French computer or Latin computare, from com- ‘together’ + putare ‘to settle (an account)’.
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