(noun) Nerdy Informal
Shorthand for computing power. Considered jargon in some hardware circles.
My VR games won't run because I don't have enough compute.

You can lend your compute to covid-19 research with the Folding@Home app.
by homograph March 23, 2020
Similar to air conditioners. Works fine until you open up windows.
On second thought, air conditioners are better than computers.
by SquirrelMoose August 15, 2008
A machine consisting of a processing unit, some form of memory, and peripheral devices for input and output. Used almost exclusively for updating Adobe Flash, updating Adobe PDF Reader, updating Java, and updating iTunes.
I have a lot of work to do on the computer today, my Adobe PDF Reader hasn't been updated since last night and my Java is nearly three days old!
by flamberge April 30, 2013
Dealing with computers as in Desktops, laptops, printers, and other peripherals.
by RedHawkTech April 29, 2009
The most useful and most frustrating thing any human being will ever work with.
The computer crashed again. I lost three thousand lines of code.
by Mystery Man January 29, 2003
A tool that is supposed to save time but intead wastes time.
1. Viruses
2. Bugs
3. Crashes
4. Spyware
5. Urbandictionary.com :)
by Why do I keep coming here? September 25, 2003