- the act of turning out; production: the factory's output of cars; artistic output.
- the quantity or amount produced, as in a given time: to increase one's daily output.
- the material produced or yield; product.
- the current, voltage, power, or signal produced by an electrical or electronic circuit or device.Compare input(def 4).
- information in a form suitable for transmission from internal to external units of a computer, or to an outside medium.
- the process of transferring data from internal storage to an external medium, as paper or microfilm.
- the power or force produced by a machine.
- Computers. to transfer (information) from internal storage to an external medium.
- to produce; turn out.
Origin of output
Related Words for outputproduct, productivity, profit, yield, amount, production, crop, manufacturing, harvest, gain, manufacture, turnout, take, making, producing, achievement
Examples from the Web for output
Contemporary Examples of output
World GDP (including North Pole toyshop gross output) is $84.97 trillion.Santa Fails One More Time
P. J. O’Rourke
December 27, 2014
Eventually, their output is worth five times that much to those who transport it globally.BBC Reporter Gets High On The Job
Jack Holmes, The Daily Beast Video
December 23, 2014
Of course, the output of this cinematic tradition has been mostly male-dominated.‘Zero Motivation’: the Funny Side of the IDF
December 8, 2014
But a recently purchased automated bottling line has increased their output to sixty cases per hour.House of the Witch: The Renegade Craft Brewers of Panama
November 30, 2014
The output of CO2 by industrialization and other human activities—also rising, also measured.Extreme Weather? Blame the End Times
November 28, 2014
Historical Examples of output
They're negotiating now with the Rothschilds to limit the output of the Rio Tinto mines.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
From that time he has been adding steadily to his output and his reputation.The Lonely Way--Intermezzo--Countess Mizzie
The production of gold is only incidental, as it were, while the output of silver might be doubled.Aztec Land
Maturin M. Ballou
Our wives, if they condescend to have any offspring at all, limit the output to one.The Crimson Tide
Robert W. Chambers
And there has been an actual increase in the output of energy.Negro Migration during the War
Emmett J. Scott
- the act of production or manufacture
- Also called: outturn the amount produced, as in a given perioda high weekly output
- the material produced, manufactured, yielded, etc
- the power, voltage, or current delivered by a circuit or component
- the point at which the signal is delivered
- the power, energy, or work produced by an engine or a system
- the information produced by a computer
- the operations and devices involved in producing this informationSee also input/output
- (modifier) of or relating to electronic, computer, or other outputoutput signal; output device; output tax
- computing to cause (data) to be emitted as output
Word Origin and History for output
- The amount produced, ejected, or excreted by an entity during a specified time.
- The energy, power, or work produced by a system or device.
- The information that a computer produces by processing a specific input. Compare input device.