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com·pute

compute

 
 
pronunciation:
km pyut
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part of speech: verb
inflections: computes, computing, computed
definition 1: to figure out or calculate by using arithmetic.
Compute the score to see who won the game.
synonyms:
calculate, figure
similar words:
count, estimate, reckon
definition 2: to figure out or determine by using a computer.
My father computed the monthly bills.
derivations: computable (adj.), computability (n.)
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The word compute contains the following parts:
com- Latin prefix that means with, together
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The prefix com- attaches to Latin bases beginning with m, p, or b. It has multiple forms, as the 'm' sound in com- assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms col-, con-, cor-, and co-. Note: com- is frequently an intensive prefix, as in "commemorate " and "command ."
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put, putat Latin root that means trim; count; reckon or suppose