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batch

noun \ ˈbach \
Updated on: 11 Dec 2017

Definition of batch

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

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Origin and Etymology of batch

Middle English bache; akin to Old English bacan to bake


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batch

verb

Definition of batch

transitive verb
: to bring together or process as a batch

batcher

noun

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First Known Use of batch

1863


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batch

verb

less common spelling of

intransitive verb
: to live as a bachelor often used with it


BATCH Defined for English Language Learners

batch

noun

Definition of batch for English Language Learners

  • : 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


BATCH Defined for Kids

batch

noun \ ˈbach \

Definition of batch for Students

1 : an amount used or made at one time
  • a batch of cookies
2 : a group of persons or things
  • a batch of presents


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