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 The economic costs of dementia care were estimated at $948 billion in 2016, or about 1.2% of the globe’s economic output. Washington Post, "Alzheimer’s Disease," 5 Dec. 2019 Back in November, the United States Department of Agriculture predicted that production outputs from the country’s top nine potato producing states will fall 6.1 percent in 2019. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "Poor Potato Crops Could Lead to a North American French Fry Shortage," 4 Dec. 2019 By comparison, the World Trade Organization estimates that Hurricane Maria cost Dominica just over two years’ worth of economic output. Sarah Gibbens, National Geographic, "This Caribbean island is on track to become the world’s first 'hurricane-proof' country," 19 Nov. 2019 That would be about 5% of total economic output, according to the CBO. Katia Dmitrieva, Bloomberg.com, "U.S. October Budget Gap Widens to $134.5 Billion From Year Ago," 13 Nov. 2019 In an announcement by Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, Germany finally pledged to reach the NATO spending goal of 2 percent of economic output. BostonGlobe.com, "Yet this week he tours a Europe shaken by a US administration that has cast uncertainty over that alliance and the very institution with which he served.," 9 Nov. 2019 Since 1965, federal revenue as a share of annual economic output has fluctuated between 14.6% and 20%, and has averaged 17.4%. Michael R. Strain, The Denver Post, "Guest Commentary: Elizabeth Warren will have to raise taxes on the middle class," 1 Nov. 2019 Health care was badly managed by prior administrations, but Mr. Orban has overseen a drop in government health care funding as a proportion of national economic output. Benjamin Novak, New York Times, "In Hungary, Viktor Orban Showers Money on Stadiums, Less So on Hospitals," 26 Oct. 2019 Debt is projected to rise substantially in that scenario, climbing to almost 90% of annual economic output for the first time since the mid-1960s, as the government borrows more to increase spending and kickstart economic growth. Hanna Ziady, CNN, "What happens next with Brexit could make or break the UK economy," 8 Oct. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb With those images at the ready, engineers then used an AI system known as StyleGAN to output a flood of new photos, generating 1 million images in a single day. Washington Post, "Dating apps need women. Advertisers need diversity. AI companies offer a solution: Fake people," 7 Jan. 2020 The specific technologies vary in small ways, but the key is that the TVs output three colors: red, green, and blue. Adam Rogers, WIRED, "The Colorful Science of Why Fireworks Look Bad on TV," 4 July 2019 Potential buyers should note that there are three Xboxes to choose from: the Xbox One, Xbox One S, and Xbox One X. The original Xbox One only outputs 1080p (full HD), while the Xbox One S outputs 4K, and the Xbox One X outputs 4K and HDR. Lee Neikirk, USA TODAY, "The best Xbox One and One X Black Friday deals you can get this weekend," 1 Dec. 2019 The Arcimoto is powered by a pair of electric motors outputting 60kW (81hp) that drive the front wheels, with a top speed of 75mph (120km/h) and a 0-60mph time of 7.5 seconds. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "Arcimoto begins customer deliveries of its fun little electric trike," 19 Sep. 2019 The Boolean function will then output a 1 (true) if every input point is a 1 — meaning that every point in the set is exclusively in that set, making the set disjoint. Quanta Magazine, "Mathematicians Begin to Tame Wild ‘Sunflower’ Problem," 21 Oct. 2019 Energy sources are growing in size and power, Kogan says, stating that batteries carry considerable charge and can output intense power on demand, in the case of electric bikes, cars, buses, even planes. David Wilson, Popular Mechanics, "Machine Beats Man," 16 Oct. 2019 Taken as a group, the qubits act as a number generator, outputting any number between 0 and 253. Adrian Cho, Science | AAAS, "Quantum computer bests all conventional computers in first claim of 'supremacy'," 23 Sep. 2019 The all-wheel drive powertrains are almost identical in both, and in normal driving both versions even output the same 460kW (616hp) from two permanent magnet synchronous motor-generator units, located fore and aft of the battery pack. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "Everything you wanted to know about Porsche’s new electric car," 4 Sep. 2019

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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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The first known use of output was in 1841

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“Output.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/output. Accessed 25 January 2020.

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More Definitions for output

output

noun
How to pronounce output (audio)

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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