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.
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.
Origin of output
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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
verb -puts, -putting, -put or -putted (tr)
computing to cause (data) to be emitted as output
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The amount produced, ejected, or excreted by an entity during a specified time.
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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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