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[with object]1Reckon or calculate (a figure or amount)

*‘the hire charge is computed on a daily basis’**‘However, the same weights are applied in computing percentages for both states.’**‘The stem elongation was recorded every second and the software computed an average value every 60 measurements.’**‘The assistant clerk computes the figures and presents his tally to the chief clerk, who examines the calculations before initialing them.’**‘From these counts we computed the fraction of correct detections among all detections.’**‘They may be able to compute figures in their heads with lightning speed or display a remarkable memory for dates.’**‘We computed the weighted average values for the above variables for the 20 Hungarian counties.’**‘A turing machine can compute anything computable, given sufficient time.’**‘The calculator computes your family's contribution to climate change and determines how many trees you must plant to offset your actions.’**‘To reduce measurement error, this instrument takes three readings and computes an average.’**‘When you're done, you count up the number of cognates and compute the fraction of words that are cognate.’**‘Then we use the Fisher calculation to compute an overall probability for the whole set of words.’**‘To compute an average of these standards, we first determined a single value for each.’**‘We created an index of desire by computing the average of the numeric responses to these two items.’**‘After the pharmacist enters the required information, the Framingham risk calculator computes a patient's 10-year cardiac risk level and depicts the results graphically.’**‘For each participant, we computed a gamma coefficient specific to items that participants had failed in the first recall test.’**‘We also computed the optimal samples of each size using integer programming.’**‘For each genome and each kind of bias, we compute a correlation coefficient that expresses the strength of the bias for the genome.’**‘Most often when we compute a correlation coefficient between two variables, we take observations on both variables.’**‘You can borrow my brother's calculator to compute the compound interest if you need it.’**‘My brain couldn't compute exactly what it was I was seeing.’*

View synonyms**calculate**, work out, reckon, figure, enumerate, determine, evaluate, assess, quantify, put a figure on- 1.1informal no object, with negative Seem reasonable; make sense.
*‘the idea just doesn't compute’**‘Sadly, when it comes to my pocketbook these days, that does not compute.’**‘They do not compute, and more importantly, who can relate to someone who makes almost $97,000 a day?’*

**Origin**

Early 17th century from French computer or Latin computare, from com- ‘together’ + putare ‘to settle (an account)’.

**Pronunciation**

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