through·​put ˈthrü-ˌpu̇t How to pronounce throughput (audio)
: the amount of something (such as material, data, etc.) that passes through something (such as a machine or system)
the throughput of a computer
compare input, output

Examples of throughput in a Sentence

The network can handle large throughputs. finding ways to increase throughput
Recent Examples on the Web About 18,000 customers remain without power in Los Angeles, and 43 crews are working throughput the city to get their power back on, Marty Adams, general manager and chief engineer at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, said Monday. Nouran Salahieh, CNN, 21 Aug. 2023 Bitcoin’s transaction throughput is only about 7 per second, compared to Ethereum’s 30 per second. The Salt Lake Tribune, 9 Aug. 2023 Ginkgo's ultra-high throughput lab rapidly processes samples that contain variants of SARS-CoV-2. Globe Staff,, 8 Aug. 2023 However, modern genetics and pharmaceutical analysis often achieves high throughput by placing dozens of samples on each plate and examining them all at once. IEEE Spectrum, 1 Aug. 2023 No blockchain has really scaled, and there are use cases which really depend on a very large amount of throughput. Marco Quiroz-Gutierrez, Fortune Crypto, 3 Aug. 2023 Indeed, this requirement would reduce the throughput of our high-NA scanner to under 100 wafers per hour—a productivity level that would make chip manufacturing uneconomical. IEEE Spectrum, 29 July 2023 These solutions are best for ensuring strong data integrity and handling high throughput, low latency writes. Adam Prout, Forbes, 4 May 2023 That represents the highest checkpoint throughput volume in the agency’s history, TSA spokesperson Lisa Farbstein tweeted. Alison Fox, Travel + Leisure, 5 July 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1884, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of throughput was in 1884

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Cite this Entry

“Throughput.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

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