Compute vs. Calculate

By Jaxson

  • 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”


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