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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
affective computing
computing facilities
▪ The department provides excellent computing facilities for students.
grid computing
▪ It must be noted that both of these methods compute a projected area.
▪ This involves developing critical expertise in scalable computing areas such as components, interconnects, computing architectures, and systems software.
▪ The major benefits of inter-networks include communication between separate networks and access to computing resources distributed throughout an organization.
▪ Previous study of statistics, computing and applied mathematics is not a requirement.
▪ The number of symptoms was computed for each subject and the groups were compared for the proportion having 1 and 2 symptoms.
▪ Thursday's edition contains a mixture of jobs in science, computing, technology, and the financial and business sectors.
▪ Meanwhile, technology is driving down other costs, such as computing and telecommunications.
▪ Quantum, optical, chemical, analogue and evolutionary computers all offer opportunities to rethink completely the way we do computing.
▪ Before you sell any mutual funds, minimize taxes by checking different ways of computing costs.
▪ There is certainly no objective way to compute or scientifically analyze a resolution of the disagreements.
▪ This will enable distributed computing over heterogeneous platforms, from workstations and clusters to large-scale, high-performance systems.
▪ Parallel distributed computing excels in perception, visualization, and simulation.
▪ Transparency is accomplished using middleware that facilitates a distributed computing environment.
▪ But merely combating idleness is not what makes distributing computing worth doing.
▪ Also, computer industry trends toward distributed computing, and nomadic or mobile computer users, only exacerbate security challenges.
▪ These cells will convey information about wavelength boundaries that could be used to compute true colour.
▪ They continuously transmit coded signals and time data that receivers use to compute latitude and longitude.
▪ Many previous studies have assumed that it is possible to establish an arbitrage position at the prices used to compute the mispricing.
▪ His ideas just don't compute.
▪ The machine can compute the time it takes a sound wave to bounce back.
▪ 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.
▪ In all four years of the course, students take units of study in languages, computing and business studies.
▪ It may be that such technology is ripening just as the computing power needed to run it is becoming available.
▪ 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.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Compute \Com*pute"\, n. [L. computus: cf. F. comput.] Computation. [R.]
--Sir T. Browne.


Compute \Com*pute"\ (k[o^]m*p[=u]t"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Computed; p. pr. & vb. n. Computing.] [L. computare. See Count, v. t.] To determine by calculation; to reckon; to count.

Two days, as we compute the days of heaven.

What's done we partly may compute, But know not what's resisted.

Syn: To calculate; number; count; reckon; estimate; enumerate; rate. See Calculate.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1630s, from French computer, from Latin computare "to count, sum up, reckon together," from com- "with" (see com-) + putare "to reckon," originally "to prune" (see pave). Related: Computed; computing.\n


vb. 1 To reckon or calculate. 2 (context informal English) To make sense.


v. make a mathematical calculation or computation [syn: calculate, cipher, cypher, work out, reckon, figure]


Usage examples of "compute".

He explained to the company the future importance of this establishment, computed the strength of the floorings, the thickness of the walls, and regretted extremely not having a yard-stick such as Monsieur Binet possessed for his own special use.

He was working from radar reports alone with no fancy computing bombsight to think for him.

A perfectly computed course for landing will get down to ground with the use of the least number of centigrams of fuel.

Douglas Engelbart, Coevolution, and the Origins of Personal Computing.

Aiken convened a conference on automatic computing at Harvard, cosponsored by his longtime patron, the US.

Court upheld the power of New York, in computing its estate tax, to include in the gross estate of a domiciled decedent the value of a trust of bonds managed in Colorado by a Colorado trust company and already taxed on its transfer by Colorado, which trust the decedent had established while in Colorado and concerning which he had never exercised any of his reserved powers of revocation or change of beneficiaries.

From the Cyanean rocks to the point and harbor of Byzantium, the winding length of the Bosphorus extends about sixteen miles, and its most ordinary breadth may be computed at about one mile and a half.

Compute all values with and without factoring in assistance by the Companions.

My foe could not compute, continuing with its attack on my kingside until my knight forked its king and queen.

In instants Ralf swept through every binary code he knew from the dawn of computing forward, four-bit, eight-bit, sixteen-bit, thirty-two-bit, sixty-four-bit, multiprocessor, transputer, parallel processor, nothing that fit.

The information we develop from this one-time inventory will be used to compute UIPS taxes while the depot and transports are in Plutonian jurisdiction.

And just where did the berserker compute that it was taking the biolab and its billion preborn captives?

Taylor pursued his love for science into graduate school at UT and wrote his dissertation on psychoacoustics, a field from which some people were making a leap into computing.

If the Handler was to he believed, the local computing nodes in each star system were only millimeters wide, and they communicated with the others, light years away, with pulses so weak, so tightly aimed, so unpredictable in wavelength, and so ingeniously encoded that a thousand interstellar civilizations had come and gone without noticing their presence.

The Israelis are going crazy trying to compute retrofire to compensate.