compute

Information
Speech
compute
Definition
Verb 
To reckon or calculate.
Can anyone here compute the square root of 10201?
Etymology
Verb 
Informal
To make sense.
Does that compute, or do I need to explain further?
Etymology
Meaning note
informal
Noun 
Informal
computational power.
Etymology
Meaning note
computing, informal
Noun Verb Adjective Adverb Other
Etymology
(17th century). Borrowing from French computer, from Latin computare ‎(“sum up, reckon, compute”), from com ‎(“together”) + putare ‎(“cleanse, trim, prune, clear up, settle, adjuct, reckon, count, deem, think, suppose”), from putus ‎(“cleansed, clear”)
Bibliography
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