compute

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Etymology[edit]

(17th century). From French computer, from Latin computare (sum up, reckon, compute), from com (together) + putare (cleanse, trim, prune, clear up, settle, adjuct, reckon, count, deem, think, suppose), from putus (cleansed, clear)

Verb[edit]

compute (third-person singular simple present computes, present participle computing, simple past and past participle computed)

  1. To reckon or calculate.
    Can anyone here compute the square root of 10201?
  2. (informal) To make sense.
    Does that compute, or do I need to explain further?

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French[edit]

Verb[edit]

compute

  1. first-person singular present indicative of computer
  2. third-person singular present indicative of computer
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of computer
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of computer
  5. second-person singular imperative of computer

Portuguese[edit]

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compute

  1. First-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of computar
  2. Third-person singular (ele, ela, also used with tu and você?) present subjunctive of computar
  3. Third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of computar
  4. Third-person singular (você) negative imperative of computar

Spanish[edit]

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compute

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of computar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of computar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of computar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of computar.