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    What's the difference between 'Calculate' and 'Compute'?

    Is there any difference between these two words?

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    Re: What's the difference between 'Calculate' and 'Compute'?

    Quote Originally Posted by piangel View Post
    Is there any difference between these two words?
    Yes, there is. You calculate the interest on something, for example. What exactly do you want to say?

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    Re: What's the difference between 'Calculate' and 'Compute'?

    Quote Originally Posted by piangel View Post
    Is there any difference between these two words?
    If you are referring to using mathematics, the words are synonyms.

    If you are using a computer to perform complex functions, I would only use "compute".

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