Definition of output noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈaʊtpʊt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈaʊtpʊt//
    [uncountable, singular] Manufacturing, Computer programming
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  1. 1  the amount of something that a person, a machine or an organization produces Manufacturing output has increased by 8%. Wordfindercapacity, industry, just-in-time, labour, lead time, output, raw material, shipping, supply chain, warehouse See related entries: Manufacturing
  2. 2 (computing) the information, results, etc. produced by a computer data output an output device compare input See related entries: Computer programming
  3. 3the power, energy, etc. produced by a piece of equipment an output of 100 watts
  4. 4a place where energy, power, information, etc. leaves a system Connect a cable to the output.
  5. Extra examples 10 per cent of the country’s total output The plant plans to increase output to 10 000 cars a year. a steady output of new ideas changes in the level of output her prodigious literary output the fall in output due to outdated equipment
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