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English definition of “compute”

compute

verb [T] uk   /kəmˈpjuːt/ formal us  
to calculate an answer or amount by using a machine: Compute the ratio of the object's height to its weight.Calculations and calculatingAddition, subtraction, multiplication and division
computation
noun [C or U] uk   /ˌkɒm.pjʊˈteɪ.ʃən/ us    /ˌkɑːm.pjə-/
Calculations and calculatingAddition, subtraction, multiplication and division
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