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output

[ out-poo t ]
/ ˈaʊtˌpʊt /
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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.

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RELATED WORDS

desktop, formatting, typesetting

Nearby words

outporter, outpost, outpour, outpouring, outpull, output, outrace, outrage, outrageous, outrageously, outram

Origin of output

First recorded in 1855–60; out- + put
Related formssu·per·out·put, noun
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Examples from the Web for outputting

  • Comanche fetched up hard against an outputting point of rock.

    Moon-Face and Other Stories|Jack London

British Dictionary definitions for outputting

output

/ (ˈaʊtˌpʊt) /

noun

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

computing to cause (data) to be emitted as output
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for outputting

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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for outputting

output

[ output′ ]

n.

The amount produced, ejected, or excreted by an entity during a specified time.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Science definitions for outputting

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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