compute

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compute is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
compute

Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: /kɒmpjuːt/

Verb[change]

Plain form
compute

Third-person singular
computes

Past tense
computed

Past participle
computed

Present participle
computing

  1. (transitive & intransitive) If you compute an answer, you calculate it or find it, usually using mathematics.
    They computed the exact time of death using the blood.
    The network is built on a distributed computing environment.

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