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Definition of batch noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a number of people or things that are dealt with as a group Each summer a new batch of students tries to find work. He worked his way through the batch of letters on his desk. We deliver the goods in batches.
  2. 2an amount of food, medicine, etc. produced at one time a batch of cookies loaves of bread baked in batches of 20 It is necessary to make new batches of flu vaccine whenever a different, virulent strain of flu makes an appearance.
  3. 3(computing) a set of jobs that are processed together on a computer to process a batch job a batch file/program
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