Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Compute'
v : make a mathematical calculation or computation [syn: calculate,
cipher, cypher, work out, reckon, figure]
- Compute \Com*pute"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Computed; p. pr. &
vb. n. Computing.] [L. computare. See Count, v. t.]
To determine calculation; to reckon; to count.
Two days, as we compute the days of heaven. --Milton.
What's done we partly may compute, But know not what's
Syn: To calculate; number; count; reckon; estimate;
enumerate; rate. See Calculate.
- Compute \Com*pute"\, n. [L. computus: cf. F. comput.]
Computation. [R.] --Sir T. Browne.
Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Compute'
Computing, also known as computer science, is usually defined as the activity of using and improving computer technology, computer hardware and software. It is the computer-specific part of information technology. Computer science (or computing science) is the study and the science of the theoretical foundations of information and computation and their implementation and application in computer systems.
Computing Curricula 2005 defined computing:
In a general way, we can define computing to mean any goal-oriented activity requiring, benefiting from, or creating computers. Thus, computing includes designing and building hardware and software systems for a wide range of purposes; processing, structuring, and managing various kinds of information; doing scientific studies using computers; making computer systems behave intelligently; creating and using communications and entertainment media; finding and gathering information relevant to any particular purpose, and so on. The list is virtually endless, and the possibilities are vast.[See more about Compute at Dictionary 3.0 Encyclopedia]
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