output

[out-poo t]

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.

Origin of output

First recorded in 1855–60; out- + put
Related formssu·per·out·put, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for outputting

output

noun

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
electronics
  1. the power, voltage, or current delivered by a circuit or component
  2. the point at which the signal is delivered
the power, energy, or work produced by an engine or a system
computing
  1. the information produced by a computer
  2. 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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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.

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outputting in Medicine

output

[output′]

n.

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

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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