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Can the verb "to determine" be understood as "make some operations in order to find something".
Ex: "The computer determines the value of the expression"

  • It can be. But there are several other meanings. – Hot Licks Feb 2 '17 at 4:46
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Yes, it can -- see meaning #4:

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/determine

4: to find out or come to a decision about by investigation, reasoning, or calculation

'determine the answer to the problem'

'determine a position at sea'

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