output

[ out-poo t ]
/ ˈaʊtˌpʊt /

noun

verb (used with or without object), out·put·ted or out·put, out·put·ting.

Computers. to transfer (information) from internal storage to an external medium.
to produce; turn out.

Nearby words

  1. outporter,
  2. outpost,
  3. outpour,
  4. outpouring,
  5. outpull,
  6. outrace,
  7. outrage,
  8. outrageous,
  9. outrageously,
  10. outram

Origin of output

First recorded in 1855–60; out- + put

Related formssu·per·out·put, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for output

output

/ (ˈaʊtˌpʊt) /

noun

verb -puts, -putting, -put or -putted (tr)

computing to cause (data) to be emitted as output
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Word Origin and History for output

output

n.

1839, from out + put (v.). Till c.1880, a technical term in the iron and coal trade [OED]. The verb is attested from mid-14c., originally "to expel;" meaning "to produce" is from 1858.

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Medicine definitions for output

output

[ output′ ]

n.

The amount produced, ejected, or excreted by an entity during a specified time.

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Science definitions for output

output

[ 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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