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output

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noun out·put \ ˈau̇t-ˌpu̇t \

Definition of output

1 :something produced: such as
a :mineral, agricultural, or industrial production
  • steel output
b :mental or artistic production
  • literary output
c :the amount produced by a person in a given time
d :power or energy produced or delivered by a machine or system (as for storage or for conversion in kind or in characteristics)
  • generator output
  • solar X-ray output
e :the information produced by a computer
2 :the act, process, or an instance of producing
3 :the terminal for the output on an electrical device

Examples of output in a Sentence

  1. stars with large energy outputs

  2. The computer's output is shown on this screen.

  3. outputs of up to 400 watts

  4. the television's video and audio outputs

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First Known Use of output

1841

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output

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Definition of output

outputted or output; outputting
transitive verb
:to produce as output

Examples of output in a Sentence

  1. Computers output data very quickly.

Recent Examples of output from the Web

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First Known Use of output

1858

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OUTPUT Defined for English Language Learners

output

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noun

Definition of output for English Language Learners

  • : the amount of something that is produced by a person or thing

  • : something (such as power, energy, or information) that is produced by a machine or system

  • : the place at which information, power, etc., comes out of a machine or system


output

verb

Definition of output for English Language Learners

  • : to produce and send out (something, such as information)


OUTPUT Defined for Kids

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output

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noun out·put \ ˈau̇t-ˌpu̇t \

Definition of output for Students

1 :something produced
  • The factory increased steel output.
2 :the information produced by a computer

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output

verb

Definition of output for Students

outputted or output; outputting
:to produce something
  • Computers output data quickly.

Medical Dictionary

output

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noun out·put \ ˈau̇t-ˌpu̇t \

medical Definition of output

:the amount of energy or matter discharged usually within a specified time by a bodily system or organ
  • renal output
  • urinary output
— see cardiac output


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