- 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)
Origin of batch1
Definition for batching (2 of 2)
verb (used without object), noun
Origin of batch2
Examples from the Web for batching
I was just batching, and now and then people would come in and report them to me.Slave Narratives: Arkansas Narratives|Work Projects Administration
The house I thought very comfortable for two men who were 'batching.'My Antonia|Willa Cather
A list of the bales for the batch is sent to the batching department, this list being known as a "batch-ticket."The Jute Industry: From Seed to Finished Cloth|T. Woodhouse and P. Kilgour
I'm batching with Battray, the police inspector, and three other fellows.Chinkie's Flat and Other Stories|Louis Becke
I been batching 'bout 20 year and I done los' track mos' dem chillen.Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves.|Work Projects Administration
British Dictionary definitions for batching (1 of 2)
Word Origin for batch
British Dictionary definitions for batching (2 of 2)
verb Australian and NZ informal
Word Origin and History for batching
Old English *bæcce "something baked," from bacan "bake" (see bake (v.)). Batch is to bake as watch (n.) is to wake and match (n.2) "one of a pair" is to make. Extended 1713 to "any quantity produced at one operation."