The definition of compute means to add up, or to calculate with the use of a computer.(verb)
An example of compute is adding up items on a receipt.
See compute in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: L computare < com-, with + putare, to reckon, orig., to prune: see pure
See compute in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb com·put·ed, com·put·ing, com·putes verb, transitive
Origin: French computer
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Latin computāre
Origin: : com-, com-
Origin: + putāre, to reckon; see pau-2 in Indo-European roots
Origin: . N., Late Latin computus
Origin: , from Latin computāre, to compute.
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