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batch

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noun \ˈbach\

Simple Definition of batch

  • : an amount of something that is made at one time

  • : a group of people or things

  • computers : a set of jobs that a computer does together at one time

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of batch

  1. 1 :  the quantity baked at one time :  baking

  2. 2 a :  the quantity of material prepared or required for one operation; specifically :  a mixture of raw materials ready for fusion into glass b :  the quantity produced at one operation c :  a group of jobs (as programs) that are submitted for processing on a computer and whose results are obtained at a later time <batch processing> — compare time-sharing

  3. 3 :  a quantity (as of persons or things) considered as a group

Examples of batch in a sentence

  1. We baked two batches of cookies.

  2. a fresh batch of salsa

  3. mixing another batch of cement

  4. They're hiring another batch of workers.



Origin and Etymology of batch

Middle English bache; akin to Old English bacan to bake


First Known Use: 15th century


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batch

verb

Definition of batch

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to bring together or process as a batch

batcher

noun


1863

First Known Use of batch

1863


3

batch

Definition of batch

  1. variant of bach





BATCH Defined for Kids

batch

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noun \ˈbach\

Definition of batch for Students

  1. 1 :  an amount used or made at one time <a batch of cookies>

  2. 2 :  a group of persons or things <a batch of presents>





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