Does that compute, or do I need to explain further?
An example of compute is adding up items on a receipt.
Computed the tax due.
Your alibi doesn't compute.
Amounts beyond compute.
An explanation that does not compute.
Origin of compute
- French computer from Old French from Latin computāre com- com- putāre to reckon pau-2 in Indo-European roots N., Late Latin computus from Latin computāre to compute
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition