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If you think about computing, there isn't just one way to compute, just like there's not just one way to move around. You can have shoes, you can have a car, you can have a bicycle, submarine, rocket, plane, train, glider, whatever. Because you have one doesn't mean you get rid of another one... But PCs continue to be important.
Michael Dell

Meaning of "compute" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD COMPUTE

From Latin computāre, from putāre to think.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF COMPUTE

compute  [kəmˈpjuːt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF COMPUTE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Compute is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb compute in English.

WHAT DOES COMPUTE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

compute

Computing

Computing is any goal-oriented activity requiring, benefiting from, or creating algorithmic processes - e.g. through computers. Computing includes designing, developing and building hardware and software systems; processing, structuring, and managing various kinds of information; doing scientific research on and with computers; making computer systems behave intelligently; and creating and using communications and entertainment media. The field of computing includes computer engineering, software engineering, computer science, information systems, and information technology.

Definition of compute in the English dictionary

The definition of compute in the dictionary is to calculate, often with the aid of a computer. Other definition of compute is calculation; computation.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO COMPUTE

PRESENT

Present
I compute
you compute
he/she/it computes
we compute
you compute
they compute
Present continuous
I am computing
you are computing
he/she/it is computing
we are computing
you are computing
they are computing
Present perfect
I have computed
you have computed
he/she/it has computed
we have computed
you have computed
they have computed
Present perfect continuous
I have been computing
you have been computing
he/she/it has been computing
we have been computing
you have been computing
they have been computing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I computed
you computed
he/she/it computed
we computed
you computed
they computed
Past continuous
I was computing
you were computing
he/she/it was computing
we were computing
you were computing
they were computing
Past perfect
I had computed
you had computed
he/she/it had computed
we had computed
you had computed
they had computed
Past perfect continuous
I had been computing
you had been computing
he/she/it had been computing
we had been computing
you had been computing
they had been computing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will compute
you will compute
he/she/it will compute
we will compute
you will compute
they will compute
Future continuous
I will be computing
you will be computing
he/she/it will be computing
we will be computing
you will be computing
they will be computing
Future perfect
I will have computed
you will have computed
he/she/it will have computed
we will have computed
you will have computed
they will have computed
Future perfect continuous
I will have been computing
you will have been computing
he/she/it will have been computing
we will have been computing
you will have been computing
they will have been computing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would compute
you would compute
he/she/it would compute
we would compute
you would compute
they would compute
Conditional continuous
I would be computing
you would be computing
he/she/it would be computing
we would be computing
you would be computing
they would be computing
Conditional perfect
I would have compute
you would have compute
he/she/it would have compute
we would have compute
you would have compute
they would have compute
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been computing
you would have been computing
he/she/it would have been computing
we would have been computing
you would have been computing
they would have been computing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you compute
we let´s compute
you compute
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to compute
Past participle
computed
Present Participle
computing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH COMPUTE


acute
əˈkjuːt
attribute
əˈtrɪbjuːt
constitute
ˈkɒnstɪˌtjuːt
contribute
kənˈtrɪbjuːt
cute
kjuːt
depute
dɪˈpjuːt
dispute
dɪˈspjuːt
disrepute
ˌdɪsrɪˈpjuːt
distribute
dɪˈstrɪbjuːt
execute
ˈɛksɪˌkjuːt
impute
ɪmˈpjuːt
institute
ˈɪnstɪˌtjuːt
miscompute
ˌmɪskəmˈpjuːt
mute
mjuːt
precompute
ˌpriːkəmˈpjuːt
recompute
ˌriːkəmˈpjuːt
repute
rɪˈpjuːt
substitute
ˈsʌbstɪˌtjuːt
tribute
ˈtrɪbjuːt
ute
juːt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE COMPUTE

computator
computed tomography
computer
computer age
computer animation
computer architecture
computer chip
computer conferencing
computer crime
computer dating
computer disk
computer error
computer game
computer graphics
computer language
computer literacy
computer literate
computer model
computer nerd
computer peripheral

WORDS THAT END LIKE COMPUTE

absolute
Advocate Depute
Advocates Depute
border dispute
boundary dispute
brute
chute
commute
en route
flute
frontier dispute
house of ill repute
industrial dispute
last-minute
minute
pay dispute
route
salute
statute
trade dispute

Synonyms and antonyms of compute in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «COMPUTE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «compute» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of compute

Translation of «compute» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF COMPUTE

Find out the translation of compute to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of compute from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «compute» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

计算
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

calcular
570 millions of speakers

English

compute
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

गणना
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

حساب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

вычислить
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

computar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

গনা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

calculer
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Mengira
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

berechnen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

計算する
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

계산하다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ngitung
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tính toán
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கம்ப்யூட்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

गणना करा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

hesaplamak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

computare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

obliczeniowa
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

обчислити
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

de calcul
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

υπολογιστική
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

bereken
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

compute
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

beregne
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of compute

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «COMPUTE»

The term «compute» is very widely used and occupies the 13.414 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «COMPUTE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «compute» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «compute» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about compute

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10 QUOTES WITH «COMPUTE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word compute.
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Edward Boyden
What I'm really interested in is this idea of a 'brain co-processor' - a device that can record from, and deliver information to, so many points in the brain, with a computational infrastructure in between - a computer that can process the information and compute exactly what needs to be restored.
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William Jennings Bryan
Do not compute the totality of your poultry population until all the manifestations of incubation have been entirely completed.
3
Andrew Buchan
When someone dies instantly, then I think the well of grief and disbelief all mixed in with it is unfathomable. And when murder is involved, that just takes it into a whole new place. There is an extra dimension you just can't compute or deal with.
4
Michael Dell
If you think about computing, there isn't just one way to compute, just like there's not just one way to move around. You can have shoes, you can have a car, you can have a bicycle, submarine, rocket, plane, train, glider, whatever. Because you have one doesn't mean you get rid of another one... But PCs continue to be important.
5
Nick Frost
I think some people see me as being some kind of lovable, bumbling buffoon, and I'm actually quite mouthy and sharp, and that doesn't compute.
6
Lawrence Hargrave
It becomes a giant's task to compute the result when the effect of cross seas, wind at all angles and ever varying force, arched surfaces, head resistance, ratio of weight to area, and the intelligence of the guiding power crop up.
7
Seth Lloyd
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.
8
Kate Mulgrew
Life is sacred to me on all levels. Abortion does not compute with my philosophy.
9
Theodore William Richards
Experimental work of great refinement is necessary in order to determine atomic weights. No relationships between them have yet been certainly found which make it possible for us to compute by any sort of calculation exactly the value of any one atomic weight from any other.
10
Douglas Rushkoff
If the clockwork universe equated the human body with the mechanics of the clock, the digital universe now equates human consciousness with the processing of the computer. We joke that things don't compute, that we need a reboot, or that our memory has been wiped.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «COMPUTE»

Discover the use of compute in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to compute and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Compute!'s First Book of Commodore 64
Includes BASIC Programming Techniques, A Memory Map, Machine Language Monitor & Information on Writing Games & Using Peripherals
Books Compute, Compute! Magazine Staff, Compute& Magazine, 1983
2
Compute!'s Guide to Nintendo Games
Reviews forty-five of the most popular games and outlines strategies for escaping the designer's tricks and traps
Steven A. Schwartz, 1989
3
Compute's Nintendo Secrets
Rates and reviews forty-seven Nintendo games, describes each game's rules, goals, features, and graphics, and offers tips and strategies on winning
Steven A. Schwartz, 1990
4
Can Markets Compute Equilibria?
Recent turmoil in financial and commodities markets has renewed questions regarding how well markets discover equilibrium prices, particularly when those markets are highly complex.
Hunter K. Monroe, 2009
5
Fast Methods to Compute the Riemann Zeta Function
The Riemann zeta function on the critical line can be computed using a straightforward application of the Riemann-Siegel formula, Schonhage's method, or Heath-Brown's method.
Ghaith Hiary, 2008
6
Compute! Book Computer Viruses
Includes "specific protection information for IBM and comaptibles, Macintosh, Apple, Amiga, and Atari" computers.
Ralph Roberts, 1988
7
Compute - A time-sharing desk calculator program
Users manual on FORTRAN 4 COMPUTE program for IBM 360/67 time sharing system
Paul Swigert, United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Lewis Research Center, 1968
8
Compute!'s user's guide to GEOS: geopaint & geowrite
Everything from creating simple letters with geoWrite and pictures with geoPaint to merging text and graphics and using desk accessories is clearly and concisely explained.
Neil J. Salkind, Compute! Publications, Inc, 1986
9
Google Compute Engine
Learn how to build data-intensive apps that run faster at a lower cost, using Google Compute Engine.
Marc Cohen, Kathryn Hurley, 2013
10
Compute in comfort: body awareness training : a day-to-day ...
Full of practical, simple exercises and techniques for preventing physical and mental stress at the computer, this book gives readers what they need to know about the functioning of the human body to achieve relaxed, efficient, strain-free, ...
Paul Linden, 1995

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «COMPUTE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term compute is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Open Compute Project testing is a 'complete and total joke'
Comment Facebook's Open Compute Project testing is sub-standard and doesn't follow well-established industry procedures, according to The ... «The Register, Jul 15»
2
PC in a stick
Intel's Compute Stick, which was unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2015 in Las Vegas earlier this year, has started shipping to ... «Livemint, Jul 15»
3
Intel Compute Stick With Windows 8.1 Available At Rs 9999
intel m Intel has come up with Compute Stick for Indian Market, which will be available on Flipkart as well as will be distributed by iBall and the ... «Focus News, Jul 15»
4
Cheaper Intel Compute Stick with Ubuntu Linux preinstalled coming …
Intel's Compute Stick now comes in more flavors than just Windows, Windows, and more Windows. A version of the Intel Compute Stick loaded ... «PCWorld, Jul 15»
5
Recipes don't always compute
Recipes don't always compute. BY MARY BILYEU BLADE FOOD EDITOR. Share0 Tweet0 Share0 Reddit0 Share0 Email0. We have a ... «Toledo Blade, Jul 15»
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Testing Virtual Machine Compute Resiliency in Windows Server 2016
It's for this reason that Microsoft introduced increased “Virtual Machine Compute Resiliency” to deal with intra-cluster communication failures in ... «DABCC.com, Jul 15»
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EPA didn't compute costs of regulation
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on June 29 that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) failed to adequately determine the cost of their ... «Tyler Morning Telegraph, Jul 15»
8
'David was emotional at winning. He couldn't compute it . . . he was …
Andrew Feldman and David Cameron have been friends since, as undergraduates and tennis partners, they combined their talents to run the ... «The Times, Jul 15»
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The case against Open Compute Project Storage flotation
Interview Did you know there was a storage part of the Open Compute Project? If not, you do now. The Facebook-generated OCP aims to make ... «The Register, Jul 15»
10
Movie review: New 'Terminator' does not compute
Movie review: New 'Terminator' does not compute. See it in Print. Saved. Save Article; My Saved Items · Print Email. « TERMINATOR GENISYS ... «Glens Falls Post-Star, Jul 15»

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