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—v., -put•ed, -put•ing,
1. to determine by calculation; reckon; calculate: to compute the period of Jupiter's revolution.
2. to determine by using a computer or calculator.
1. to reckon; calculate.
2. to use a computer or calculator.
3. Informal.to make sense; add up: His reasons for doing that just don't compute.
computation: outer space that is vast beyond compute.
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