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.
- su·per·out·put, noun
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How to use output in a sentence
“Lumens are a measure of total light output,” says Applegate.
Tesla started production of the Model 3 in the second half of 2017, but it took the company months to ramp up output.Of all used cars, this Tesla model sells the fastest | Verne Kopytoff | August 24, 2020 | Fortune
It appears that the photosynthesis machinery evolved not for maximum efficiency but rather for an optimally smooth and reliable output.Why Are Plants Green? To Reduce the Noise in Photosynthesis. | Rodrigo Pérez Ortega | July 30, 2020 | Quanta Magazine
Connections are not neatly divided into layers and feature many feedback loops that means the output of a neuron often ends up impacting its input somewhere down the line.A New Brain-Inspired Learning Method for AI Saves Memory and Energy | Edd Gent | July 27, 2020 | Singularity Hub
Depending on the size and nature of an AI’s input data, its output will look pretty different from that of a similar system, and a big part of the difference will be due to the people that created and trained the AIs.This Russian Firm’s Star Designer Is an AI—but No One Knew That for a Year | Vanessa Bates Ramirez | July 24, 2020 | Singularity Hub
World GDP (including North Pole toyshop gross output) is $84.97 trillion.
Eventually, their output is worth five times that much to those who transport it globally.
Of course, the output of this cinematic tradition has been mostly male-dominated.
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 | Jeff Campagna | November 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The output of CO2 by industrialization and other human activities—also rising, also measured.
In proportion as the quantity produced is increased the lower must the price be set in order to sell the whole output.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice | Stephen Leacock
The output of the Boston Company's mine, according to the authority just cited, is about 400 tons per annum.Asbestos | Robert H. Jones
The output of this is not large, but the quality was very good, and this in consequence is no doubt a very paying mine.Asbestos | Robert H. Jones
Although the demand for agricultural commodities has increased, the output per worker in agriculture has increased more rapidly.Hallowed Heritage: The Life of Virginia | Dorothy M. Torpey
Virginia furnishes approximately 3% of the total annual output of this product in the United States.Hallowed Heritage: The Life of Virginia | Dorothy M. Torpey
British Dictionary definitions for output
the act of production or manufacture
Also called: outturn the amount produced, as in a given period: a 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 information: See also input/output
(modifier) of or relating to electronic, computer, or other output: output signal; output device; output tax
computing to cause (data) to be emitted as output
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Scientific definitions for output
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.
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