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The word compute and its family (computation, computational, computations, computable, computer, computed, computerised, computers, computing) are included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.

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Definition of the verb compute

What does compute mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: computed | computing | computes

  1. make a mathematical calculation or computation

Alternative definition of the verb compute


  1. To reckon or calculate.
  2. [informal] To make sense.


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"Compute" a.k.a. "Compute!" is a book by Brian J. Ford.

  • subjects: Mathematics, Computer Science


Compute a.k.a. Compute! was an American computer magazine that was published from 1979 to 1994, though it can trace its origin to 1978 in Len Lindsay's PET Gazette, one of the first magazines for the Commodore PET computer. In its 1980s heyday Compute! covered all major platforms, and several single-platform spinoffs of the magazine were launched. The most successful of these was Compute!'s Gazette, catering to Commodore computer users.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Compute

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Google previewUnified Computational Intelligence for Complex Systems (2010)

by John Seiffertt, Donald C. Wunsch

Humanity's ability to compute is a universal good; it is not to be filed away within a Computer Science or Computer Engineering curriculum and never seen by those pursuing the B.A., M.A., or EdD. degrees. The hope of this part of the book is ...

Google previewThe Concepts and Practice of Mathematical Finance (2003)

by Mark Suresh Joshi

The simplest case to compute is the LIBOR-in-arrears case, that is when the numeraire is the bond B() expiring at to and the forward rate / runs from /0 to t\. Let T = t\ - to.

Google previewComputer Aided Verification (2005)

17th International Conference, CAV 2005, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, July 6-10, 2005, Proceedings by Kousha Etessami, Sriram K. Rajamani

For a given abstract domain, the ideal value to compute is the meet-over-all- paths (MOP) value. Kam and Ullman [10] gave a coincidence theorem that provides a sufficient condition for when this value can be calculated for single- procedure ...

Google previewResearch Methods for the Behavioral Sciences (2011)

by Frederick Gravetter, Lori-Ann Forzano

Unlike other experimental methods, the results of a single-subject design do not provide researchers with a set of scores from a group of subjects that can be used to compute means and variances, and conduct traditional tests for statistical ...

Google previewCloud Portability and Interoperability (2015)

Issues and Current Trends by Beniamino Di Martino, Giuseppina Cretella, Antonio Esposito

Big Compute is a service created to deliver high performance and scalability, typical of on-premise supercomputers, through the cloud. Highly performant compute instance in the Azure environment can access remote direct access memory ...

Google previewSexual Coercion in Dating Relationships (2013)

by E Sandra Byers, Lucia F O'Sullivan

to compute means and average standard deviations forthe affective and ...

Google previewAn Introduction to Active Galactic Nuclei (1997)

by Bradley M. Peterson

The quantity we wish to compute is the proper volume emissivity of all QSOs as a function of v and z, which can be written e(v,z) = / (l+z)3Lv(v)0(L,z)dL, (12.42) where the (1 + z)3 factor adjusts from comoving to proper density. We now consider ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology (1990)

Volume 22 - Supplement 7: Artificial Intelligence to Vector SPate Model in Information Retrieval by Allen Kent, James G. Williams

compute the square of the social security number; (2) extract the middle eight bits from the square and consider the resulting bit string to be an ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Alternative Investments (2008)

by Greg N. Gregoriou

There are many different ways to compute the hedge ratio. In the simple case of an European call, the hedge ratio is the inverse of the delta of the call defined by: delta = e–q(T–Tt)N(d1), with q being the continuous dividend yield and N(.) ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Parallel Computing (2011)

by David Padua

The L links bind thirty-two compute nodes into a supernode. Every hub chip also has D links that are used to connect to other supernodes with a combined bandwidth of GB/s. The topology maintains at least one D link between every ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Forms and Precedents for Pleading and Practice, at Common Law, in Equity, and Under the Various Codes and Practice Acts (1900)

by William Henry Michael, William Mack, Howard Pervear Nash, Thomas Edward O'Brien, James Cockcroft

CCXXXVIII then to compute the amount due to the will be found an order for reference, complainant for principal...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Paleoclimatology and Ancient Environments (2008)

by Vivien Gornitz

Compute the first K lowest order discrete prolate spheroidal sequences or Slepian ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Londinensis, Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature (1810)

And, as it now appears that there will "be an eclipse, proceed as follows to compute it: To compute an Eclipse of the Moon. For this purpose, let A PB, in the two following figures, be that half of the t Farth's shadow where the Moon passes ...

Google previewMathematical Dictionary and Cyclopedia of Mathematical Science (1876)

Comprising Definitions of All the Terms Employed in Mathematics, [etc.]

In the triangle AOB, we have given one side and two angles, and we may therefore compute the two sides OB and OA. In the triangle ABC, the three sides being given, we may compute the angles CAB and CBA. Subtracting the angle OBA ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Business Analytics and Optimization (2014)

by Wang, John

From the convergence of OLAP and XML technologies, achallenging research issue derives: “How to compute ...

Google previewMathematical Dictionary and Cyclopedia of Mathematical Science, etc (1857)

by Charles DAVIES (LL.D., and PECK (William Guy)), William Guy PECK

In the triangle AOB, we have given one side and two angles, and we may therefore compute the two sides OB and 0A. In the triangle ABC, the three sides being given. we may compute the angles CAB and CBA. Subtracting the angle OBA ...

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Usage statistics about compute

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

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In order to figure out how to make atoms compute, you have to learn how to speak their language and to understand how they process information under normal circumstances. (Seth Lloyd)
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Scrabble value of C3O1M3P3U1T1E1

The value of this 7-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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