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
During a recent home visit, Miller refilled Brian's weekly pill counter and checked the readout on his blood glucose monitor.
To make a reservation, go to the ride entrance and place the TapuTapu’s digital readout against a paddle.
Trump's announcement at the Vatican on Wednesday, which officials said totaled $329 million, went largely unnoticed, tucked into the last paragraph of a brief White House readout of the meeting.
John Byrne, an Avante spokesman, said the system uses text-to-speech software to provide visually impaired voters with an audio readout of the paper audit trail.
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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
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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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