Definition of readout
1 : the process of reading
2 a : the process of removing information from an automatic device (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
The calculator has a digital readout.
He checked the readout on the screen.
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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