transitive verb-·put′ed, -·put′ing
- to determine (a number, amount, etc.) by arithmetic; calculate
- to determine or calculate by using a computer
Origin of computeClassical Latin computare from com-, with + putare, to reckon, origin, originally , to prune: see pure
- to determine a number, amount, etc.
- to use a computer
- Informal to make sense; seem reasonable; add up: an explanation that does not compute