# Computable

[kuh m-pyoot] /kəmˈpyut/

**verb** (used with object), computed, computing.

1.

to determine by calculation; reckon; calculate:

to compute the period of Jupiter’s revolution.

2.

to determine by using a or calculator.

**verb** (used without object), computed, computing.

3.

to reckon; calculate.

4.

to use a or calculator.

5.

Informal. to make sense; add up:

His reasons for doing that just don’t compute.

**noun**

6.

:

outer space that is vast beyond compute.

/kəmˈpjuːt/

**verb**

1.

to calculate (an answer, result, etc), often with the aid of a computer

**noun**

2.

calculation; computation (esp in the phrase beyond compute)

v.

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.

computability theory

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