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Compute vs. Calculate

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  • Compute (verb)

    To reckon or calculate.

    "Can anyone here compute the square root of 10201?"

  • Compute (verb)

    To make sense.

    "Does that compute, or do I need to explain further?"

  • Compute (noun)

    computational power

  • Calculate (verb)

    To determine the value of something or the solution to something by a mathematical process.

    "Calculate the square root of 3 to 10 decimal places."

  • Calculate (verb)

    To determine values or solutions by a mathematical process; reckon.

  • Calculate (verb)

    To plan; to expect; to think.

  • Calculate (verb)

    To ascertain or predict by mathematical or astrological computations the time, circumstances, or other conditions of; to forecast or compute the character or consequences of.

    "to calculate or cast one's nativity"

  • Calculate (verb)

    To adjust for purpose; to adapt by forethought or calculation; to fit or prepare by the adaptation of means to an end.

    "to calculate a system of laws for the government and protection of a free people"

Wiktionary
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  • Compute

    To determine by calculation; to reckon; to count.

  • Compute (noun)

    Computation.

  • Calculate (verb)

    To ascertain or determine by mathematical processes, usually by the ordinary rules of arithmetic; to reckon up; to estimate; to compute.

  • Calculate (verb)

    To ascertain or predict by mathematical or astrological computations the time, circumstances, or other conditions of; to forecast or compute the character or consequences of; as, to calculate or cast one's nativity.

  • Calculate (verb)

    To adjust for purpose; to adapt by forethought or calculation; to fit or prepare by the adaptation of means to an end; as, to calculate a system of laws for the government and protection of a free people.

  • Calculate (verb)

    To plan; to expect; to think.

  • Calculate (verb)

    To make a calculation; to forecast consequences; to estimate; to compute.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Compute (verb)

    make a mathematical calculation or computation

  • Calculate (verb)

    make a mathematical calculation or computation

  • Calculate (verb)

    judge to be probable

  • Calculate (verb)

    keep an account of

  • Calculate (verb)

    predict in advance

  • Calculate (verb)

    specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public

  • Calculate (verb)

    have faith or confidence in;

    "you can count on me to help you any time"

    "Look to your friends for support"

    "You can bet on that!"

    "Depend on your family in times of crisis"

Princeton's WordNet

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