# compute in Maths topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcomputecom‧pute /kəmˈpjuːt/ AWL verb [intransitive, transitive] formal 🔊 🔊 HMto calculate a result, answer, sum etc 🔊 Final results had not yet been computed.→ See Verb table

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compute• His ideas just don't compute.• In all four years of the course, students take units of study in languages, computing and business studies.• At the same time, a combination of high costs and cutthroat pricing is driving out manufacturers of computing and communications hardware.• Explanations of how the numbers have been computed are given in the notes following the table.• Many of the young men are studying for business or computing degrees.• The field value is computed from a global model.• They continuously transmit coded signals and time data that receivers use to compute latitude and longitude.• It may be that such technology is ripening just as the computing power needed to run it is becoming available.• The machine can compute the time it takes a sound wave to bounce back.
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