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"compute" in British English

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computeverb [T]

uk   /kəmˈpjuːt/ us   /kəmˈpjuːt/ formal
to calculate an answer or amount by using a machine: Compute the ratio of the object's height to its weight.
computation
noun [C or U] uk   /ˌkɒm.pjəˈteɪ.ʃən/ us   /ˌkɑːm.pjəˈteɪ.ʃən/
(Definition of compute from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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computeverb [T]

us   /kəmˈpjut/
mathematics to calculate something using mathematics or a calculator (= a device for doing mathematical processes)
computable
adjective /kəmˈpju·t̬ə·bəl/
(Definition of compute from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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computeverb

/kəmˈpjuːt/ uk   us   formal
[T] to calculate something: The government uses the household survey to compute the monthly unemployment rate. The firm declined to discuss the deal or say how the $650,000 figure was computed. Net asset value is computed at the close of regular trading on the New York Stock Exchange.
sth does not compute
used to say that something does not having any meaning, or does not seem possible or correct: It can't be done, it doesn't compute. The situation was bothering me because something about it just didn't compute.
computation
noun [C or U] /ˌkɒmpjʊˈteɪʃən/ /ˌkɑːmpjə-/
(Definition of compute from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “compute”
in Spanish computar, calcular…
in Vietnamese tính toán…
in Malaysian mengira…
in Thai คำนวณ…
in French calculer…
in German berechnen…
in Chinese (Simplified) (用机器)计算…
in Indonesian menghitung…
in Chinese (Traditional) (用機器)計算…
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