Definition of “compute” - English Dictionary

(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 mathematical processes)

adjective /kəmˈpju·t̬ə·bəl/

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“compute” in Business English

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/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.
noun [ C or U ] /ˌkɒmpjʊˈteɪʃən/ /ˌkɑːmpjə-/

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