v. com·put·ed, com·put·ing, com·putes
1. To determine by mathematics, especially by numerical methods: computed the tax due. See Synonyms at calculate.
2. To determine by the use of a computer.
1. To determine an amount or number.
2. To use a computer.
3. To be reasonable, plausible, or consistent; make sense: Your alibi doesn't compute.
Computation: amounts beyond compute.
[French computer, from Old French, from Latin computāre : com-, com- + putāre, to reckon; see pau-2 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots. N., Late Latin computus, from Latin computāre, to compute.]
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