Noun: computing kum'pyoo-ting- The branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
- computer science - The procedure of calculating; determining something by mathematical or logical methods
- calculation, computation Verb: compute kum'pyoot- (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] - [informal] Make sense
"their ideas simply don't compute"
Type of: applied science, engineering, engineering science, procedure, process, reason, technology Part of: informatics, information processing, information science, IP Encyclopedia: Computing Compute |