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Verb: compute  kum'pyoot
  1. (mathematics) make a mathematical calculation or computation
    "you can compute the area of a square if you know the length of its sides";
    - calculate, cipher, cypher, work out, reckon, figure [N. Amer]
     
  2. [informal] Make sense
    "their ideas simply don't compute"

Derived forms: computes, computing, computed

Type of: reason

Encyclopedia: Compute