compute

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v compute make a mathematical calculation or computation
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1949, forecasting the relentless march of science, Popular Mechanics said "Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons."
    • n Compute Computation.
    • v. t Compute kŏm*pūt" 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."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Bill Gates house was partially designed using a Macintosh computer. new
    • compute To determine by calculation; count; reckon; calculate: as, to compute the distance of the moon from the earth.
    • compute Synonyms Reckon, Count, etc. See calculate.
    • compute To reckon; count.
    • n compute Computation.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Each year the Pentagon estimates their computer network is hacked about 250,000 times annually
    • v.t Compute kom-pūt′ to calculate: to number: to estimate
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Quotations

  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Computers in the future will weigh no more than 1.5 tons. [Quoted in Popular Mechanics 1950]”
  • Thomas J. Watson
    Thomas%20J.%20Watson
    “I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.”
  • Weisert
    Weisert
    “As far as we know, our computer has never had an undetected error.”
  • Dave Barry
    Dave Barry
    “There are two distinctive classes of people today, those who have personal computers, and those who have several thousand extra dollars apiece.”
  • Hamming
    Hamming
    “Hamming's Motto: The purpose of computing is insight, not numbers.”
  • Jamais Cascio
    Jamais Cascio
    “The difference between e-mail and regular mail is that computers handle e-mail, and computers never decide to come to work one day and shoot all the other computers.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. computare,. See Count (v. t.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. computāre, from com, together, putāre, to reckon.

Usage

In literature:

Compute the cost per serving by dividing the cost of the chicken by the number of servings it made.
"Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 3" by Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
You must prove to him that figures sometimes really lie, even where computations are all correct.
"The Wolf's Long Howl" by Stanley Waterloo
Its effect on the whole civilized world is beyond computation.
"English Literature" by William J. Long
It is doubtful how far they can compute numbers.
"Personal Memoirs Of A Residence Of Thirty Years With The Indian Tribes On The American Frontiers" by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft
He informs us that some have computed the slaves to be worth the average amount of five hundred dollars each.
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 3 of 4" by American Anti-Slavery Society
He informs us that some have computed the slaves to be worth the average amount of five hundred dollars each.
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus" by American Anti-Slavery Society
The computed distance by land is between seventeen and eighteen miles.
"An Account of the English Colony in New South Wales, Vol. 1" by David Collins
But these are only costs that can be computed.
"Analyzing Character" by Katherine M. H. Blackford and Arthur Newcomb
It has been computed that McClellan had with him on the Peninsula, outside of his marines, 111,000 men of all arms.
"History of Kershaw's Brigade" by D. Augustus Dickert
Already he was lost in the rapid computations and calculations that filled his hours.
"The Rules of the Game" by Stewart Edward White
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In poetry:

A little maid, of summers four--
Did you compute her years,--
And yet how infinitely more
To me her age appears:
"Some Songs After Master Singers" by James Whitcomb Riley
So it can woo an artful flute
With loose elastic lips
Its measurements of joy compute
With blithe, ecstatic hips.
"Harlem Wine" by Countee Cullen
DUKE BAILEY greatest wealth computes,
And sticks, they say, at no-thing,
He wears a pair of golden boots
And silver underclothing.
"The Periwinkle Girl" by William Schwenck Gilbert
There men no longer by exchange
Compute the things they have or owe,
But gladly spend themselves in giving-
The all they have, the all they know.
"Here—now—our age of socialism!..." by Boris Pasternak
Is so far clear? You know Violante now,
Compute her capability of crime
By this authentic instance? Black hard cold
Crime like a stone you kick up with your foot
I’ the middle of a field?
"The Ring And The Book - Chapter IV - Tertium Quid" by Robert Browning
Now, what are we paying
For all this dull braying?
Beyond computation the vast millions heap,
Till we're yearing to shackle
This mad, costly cackle
With curses for him who said talking was cheap.
"Golden Silence" by C J Dennis

In news:

OpenStack is a global collaboration of developers and cloud computing technologists that seeks to produce a ubiquitous Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) open source cloud computing platform for public and private clouds.
Computer Vision Caring For Patients in the Information Age Your practice can reap benefits by specializing in computer vision care.
Apple Computer Inc will introduce a lower-priced line of Macintosh personal computers in October.
SO much attention has recently been paid to Windows 3.0, a program that makes Compaq and compatible computers work in much the same fashion as Apple Computer's Macintosh , that some Macintosh owners are becoming testy.
The Xerox Corporation filed suit here today against Apple Computer Inc, accusing it of unlawfully using Xerox copyrights in its Macintosh and Lisa computers.
The author deftly handles technical material in telling the story of the discovery of an ancient computer (yes, that's right, computer).
For computer security, companies can use the product with RFID-embedded ID badges so that the badge could be scanned over the mouse mat , and sign the user onto a selected computer.
Rechargeable, lithium ion batteries containing Sony cells used in Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation, Gateway Inc, Sony Electronics Inc, and Toshiba America Information Systems Inc notebook computer s, are under recall.
3K Computers, LLC announced the release of its newest laptop computer--the 3K RazorBook 400 Mini Notebook Ultra Mobile PC.
Apple Computer Inc and Bandai Company Ltd developing a simplified home computer to combine the American company's innovative Macintosh technology with the Japanese toy maker's knack for fun.
Apple Computer Inc (AAPL) will recall 1.8 million lithium-ion notebook computer batteries after nine devices overheated , causing minor burns to two users, US safety regulators said on Thursday.
"Graphics in Computational Paleontology ," IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol 21, no.
These differences are reinforced by the Internet, computer software and games, which are typically targeted at traditional male interests, such as action-related sports, games and computer programming.
If you are having a problem with your computer, someone elsewhere can view your screen and remotely control your computer temporarily to fix the problem.
If iPads and other new mobile computers catch on, libraries might not need to offer rooms full of computers for students to do their research, writing, and Facebooking.
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In science:

Actually, the above ideas can be used to show any L1 -bounded a.e. computable martingale (in the sense of probability theory) converges on computable randoms if the filtration converges to the Borel sigma-algebra (or even a “computable” sigmaalgebra) and the L1 -bound is computable.
Computable randomness and betting for computable probability spaces
In Section 11, I give ideas on how computable randomness can be defined on an even broader class of spaces, and also on non-computable probability spaces. I end this section by showing that Definition 5.4 is consistent with the usual definitions of computable randomness on 2ω , Σω , and [0, 1].
Computable randomness and betting for computable probability spaces
M (τ )(cid:23)σ A machine M is a computable-measure machine if measM (ε) is computable. A machine M is a bounded machine if there is some computable-measure ν such that measM (σ) ≤ ν (σ) for all σ ∈ 2<ω .
Computable randomness and betting for computable probability spaces
Hence the computably random Brownian motions (i.e. the computably random points of (C ([0, 1]), W )) are exactly the functions which arise from Fouché’s construction using a computably random sequence from (2ω , λ).
Computable randomness and betting for computable probability spaces
Since T is an a.e. computable isomorphism, the computably random closed sets of this space are then the ones whose corresponding trees are constructed from computably random ternary strings in 3ω .
Computable randomness and betting for computable probability spaces
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