- a group of jobs, data, or programs treated as a unit for computer processing.
- batch processing.
- a quantity of raw materials mixed in proper proportions and prepared for fusion into glass.
- the material so mixed.
verb (used with object)
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Definition for batches (2 of 2)
verb (used without object), noun
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Examples from the Web for batches
For three months last year it conducted training sessions for batches of young fighters.
"Originals are being run in batches of 12 [episodes] with a gap," explained Lee.
Aside from a limited number of previously released emails, neither of the batches has been released to the public.
Once combined, add in the flour in batches, mixing the dough in between.
Sear the pork on both sides and on the fat edge, working in batches if the chops don't all fit in the pan at the same time.
Sombreuil was tried and executed at Vannes, and over 700 were shot in batches on successive days in a field near Auray.The Political History of England - Vol. X.|William Hunt
A female may deposit as many as four batches in her life time.Handbook of Medical Entomology|William Albert Riley
Considering the size of the gang the output of 40 batches of mortar and 60 batches of concrete per day was very small.Concrete Construction|Halbert P. Gillette
They did not appear in ones, twos, or threes, but in batches of twenty or thirty at a time.Pincher Martin, O.D.|H. Taprell Dorling
Well, we have never yet been able to obtain two batches of precisely the same shade.Eve and David|Honore de Balzac