output

noun
out·​put | \ ˈau̇t-ˌpu̇t How to pronounce output (audio) \

Definition of output

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

output

verb
outputted or output; outputting

Definition of output (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to produce as output

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Examples of output in a Sentence

Noun

stars with large energy outputs The computer's output is shown on this screen. outputs of up to 400 watts the television's video and audio outputs

Verb

Computers output data very quickly.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

One monitor showed a spike like a bad electrocardiogram, a sign that output was not as consistent as desired. David J. Lynch, Anchorage Daily News, "China hints it will choke off U.S. ‘rare earths’ access. But it’s not that easy.," 11 June 2019 Plugging in unequal input and churning out equal output is merely a formula for reversed unfairness. Lionel Shriver, Harper's magazine, "Fifty-Fifty Follies," 10 June 2019 Moreover, Erickson’s output was so varied as to be uncontainable. Tom Maxwell, Longreads, "Remembering Roky Erickson," 7 June 2019 While Fenty’s full output is certain to comprise multiple products across several categories, the previews she’s given thus far is promising. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Rihanna’s New Fenty Collection Has Been Hiding in Plain Sight," 21 May 2019 That output can be more than halved by dust storms. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, "NASA's Mars InSight Lander Just Nailed Another Major Milestone," 27 Nov. 2018 Cons: The output is only as good as the effort users put into it. Mallory Locklear, Discover Magazine, "With Big Data and Predictive Analytics, Scientists Are Getting Smarter About Outbreaks," 8 Nov. 2018 Across most of the Volvo lineup, T5s are currently rated at 250 horsepower, while the T6 boosts output to 316 horsepower. Jens Meiners, Car and Driver, "Volvo to Start Using Electrically Driven Superchargers," 17 May 2019 Stay at the new Edition, the latest output of Ian Schrager’s hotel chain, with food and beverage overseen by elBulli alum Sebastian Mazzola. Mark Ellwood, Condé Nast Traveler, "Best Places to Visit in November," 20 Sep. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

The new iPad Pros are also rumored to include a USB-C port that can output 4K HDR video to an external display. Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica, "iPad Pro rumors: 4K HDR video output over USB-C, flexible Face ID, and more," 9 Oct. 2018 Instead, the iPad Pros support the USB-C / HDMI and DisplayPort alternate mode specs for outputting to a display. Chaim Gartenberg, The Verge, "Adding USB-C to the iPad isn’t enough to fix Apple’s messy port strategy," 31 Oct. 2018 There’s a $49.99 model for the 15-inch MacBook Pro’s physically larger, 87W USB-C charger (which Hyper says can output up to 82W to the USB-C port and up to 12.5W on the USB Type-A plugs). Chaim Gartenberg, The Verge, "This clever USB-C hub attaches directly to your MacBook charger," 31 Oct. 2018 Instead, Ouster uses the existing light sensors on its lidar unit to also capture ambient light data—and then output them in a format that makes correlating the different types of data easy. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "This lidar/camera hybrid could be a powerful addition to driverless cars," 4 Sep. 2018 Tom’s Hardware also reports that the new GTX 1180 will be capable of outputting up to 120Hz to VR headsets over a single proprietary cable. Tom Warren, The Verge, "Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1180 could be unveiled next month," 2 July 2018 Crude prices have eased from more-than three-year highs in recent weeks on expectations that the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies would soften curbs to output that have been in place since January 2017. Benjamin Parkin, WSJ, "Trade Fears Threaten Best Year in Commodities Since 2002," 15 June 2018 But rather than sink with the film market, Polaroid reinvented itself with new products that could help output the new world of digital images. Ann Elsner, Smithsonian, "Polaroid Inventor Edwin Land Gave Us More Than Just Instant Photos," 18 May 2018 The engine can output a colossal 661 horsepower and 561 pound-feet of torque, which is good for a 0-60 time of 3 seconds dead. Michael Whiteley, chicagotribune.com, "Ferrari's prancing horse gets a kick with turbocharged 488 GTB," 16 June 2017

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First Known Use of output

Noun

1841, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1858, in the meaning defined above

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output

noun

English Language Learners Definition of output

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: 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

English Language Learners Definition of output (Entry 2 of 2)

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

output

noun
out·​put | \ ˈau̇t-ˌpu̇t How to pronounce output (audio) \

Kids Definition of output

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

output

verb
outputted or output; outputting

Kids Definition of output (Entry 2 of 2)

: to produce something Computers output data quickly.

output

noun
out·​put | \ ˈau̇t-ˌpu̇t How to pronounce output (audio) \

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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