Meaning of compute

com•pute

Pronunciation: (kum-pyt'), [key]
— v., n. -put•ed, -put•ing,
—v.t.
  1. to determine by calculation; reckon; calculate: to compute the period of Jupiter's revolution.
  2. to determine by using a computer or calculator.
—v.i.
  1. to reckon; calculate.
  2. to use a computer or calculator.
  3. to make sense; add up: His reasons for doing that just don't compute.
—n.
  1. computation: outer space that is vast beyond compute.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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