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Meaning of “compute” in the English Dictionary

"compute" in British English

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computeverb [T]

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

"compute" in American English

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computeverb [T]

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

"compute" in Business English

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computeverb

uk   us   /kəmˈpjuːt/ formal
[T] to ​calculate something: The ​government uses the ​householdsurvey to compute the monthly ​unemploymentrate. The ​firmdeclined to discuss the ​deal or say how the $650,000 ​figure was computed. Net ​assetvalue is computed at the ​close of ​regulartrading 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/  us /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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