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 [kuh mpyoot]
 /kəmˈpyut/
 /kəmˈpjuːt/

 US Pronunciation
 US IPA

 [kuh mpyoot]
 /kəmˈpyut/
Definitions of compute word
 verb compute To compute a quantity or number means to calculate it. 3
 verb compute to calculate (an answer, result, etc), often with the aid of a computer 3
 noun compute calculation; computation (esp in the phrase beyond compute) 3
 verb transitive compute to determine (a number, amount, etc.) by arithmetic; calculate 3
 verb transitive compute to determine or calculate by using a computer 3
 intransitive verb compute to determine a number, amount, etc. 3
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Origin of compute
First appearance:
before 1375 One of the 22% oldest English words
13751425 for earlier sense; 158090 for def 6; (v.) < Latin computāre, equivalent to com com + putāre to think; (noun) late Middle English < Middle French < Late Latin computus calculation, number, noun derivative of computāre; cf. putative, count1
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Parts of speech for Compute
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adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
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compute popularity
A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 86% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.
compute usage trend in Literature
This diagram is provided by Google Ngram ViewerSynonyms for compute
verb compute
 gauge — to determine the exact dimensions, capacity, quantity, or force of; measure.
 count — A Count is a European nobleman with the same rank as an English earl.
 tote — Informal. to add up; total.
 figure — a numerical symbol, especially an Arabic numeral.
 reckon — to count, compute, or calculate, as in number or amount.
Antonyms for compute
verb compute
 guess — to arrive at or commit oneself to an opinion about (something) without having sufficient evidence to support the opinion fully: to guess a person's weight.
 subtract — to withdraw or take away, as a part from a whole.
 conjecture — A conjecture is a conclusion that is based on information that is not certain or complete.
 surmise — to think or infer without certain or strong evidence; conjecture; guess.
 guesstimate — to estimate without substantial basis in facts or statistics.
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