Definition of readout
1 : the process of reading
2a : the process of removing information from an automatic device (such as an electronic computer) and displaying it in an understandable formb : 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
The calculator has a digital readout.
He checked the readout on the screen.
Recent Examples of readout from the Web
Reporters traveling with the White House were not informed during the trip, and there was no formal readout of the chat.
That keeps the engine on all the time, cracks the whip on the gear changing, stiffens the steering, and gives you a tachometer readout.
This produced an impressive-looking readout in which colored bars (green and blue good, red and black bad) were assigned to different parts of my neck and back.
The speedo is crammed with digits to 180 mph, but there also is a digital speed readout.
The official said there is no paper trail -- schedules, readouts or briefing documents -- to indicate Trump has dedicated time to the issue.
Above the screen, layered into the dash top, is a digital clock and outdoor temperature readout, too.
Tesla’s high-end Model S, by contrast, features both a center console screen and a readout above the steering wheel.
Each evening around dusk, 85-year-old Earl Ourada steps into the front bedroom of his home on an 800-acre, century-old ranch northwest of Boise and checks the day’s high and low temperatures on a digital readout connected to a thermometer outside.
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First Known Use of readout
READOUT Defined for English Language Learners
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
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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