readout

noun read·out \ ˈrēd-ˌau̇t \

Definition of readout

1 :the process of reading
2 a :the process of removing information from an automatic device (such as an electronic computer) and displaying it in an understandable form
b :the information removed from such a device and displayed or recorded (as by magnetic tape or printing device)
c :an electronic device that presents information in visual form
3 :the radio transmission of data or pictures from a space vehicle

Examples of readout in a Sentence

  1. The calculator has a digital readout.

  2. He checked the readout on the screen.

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First Known Use of readout

1946


read out

verb

Definition of read out

transitive verb
1 a :to read aloud
b :to produce a readout of
2 :to expel from an organization or group

First Known Use of read out

1600


READOUT Defined for English Language Learners

readout

noun

Definition of readout for English Language Learners

  • computers : a small screen that shows information; also : the information shown on such a screen


READOUT Defined for Kids

readout

noun read·out \ ˈrēd-au̇t \

Definition of readout for Students

1 :information from an automatic device (as a computer) that is recorded (as on a disk) or presented in a form that can be seen
2 :an electronic device that presents information in a form that can be seen
  • a calculator's readout

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