readout

or read-out

[ reed-out ]
/ ˈridˌaʊt /

noun

Computers. the output of information from a computer in readable form.Compare printout.
the information displayed on a graduated instrument.

Origin of readout

First recorded in 1645–55, for an earlier sense; noun use of verb phrase read out

Definition for read out (2 of 2)

Origin of read

1
before 900; Middle English reden, Old English rǣdan to counsel, read; cognate with Dutch raden, German raten, Old Norse rātha; akin to Sanskrit rādhnoti (he) achieves
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British Dictionary definitions for read out (1 of 3)

read out

/ (riːd) /

verb (adverb)

(tr) to read (something) aloud
to retrieve information from a computer memory or storage device
(tr) US and Canadian to expel (someone) from a political party or other society

noun read-out

  1. the act of retrieving information from a computer memory or storage device
  2. the information retrieved

British Dictionary definitions for read out (2 of 3)

read

1
/ (riːd) /

verb reads, reading or read (rɛd)

noun

matter suitable for readingthis new book is a very good read
the act of reading

Word Origin for read

Old English rǣdan to advise, explain; related to Old Frisian rēda, Old High German rātan, Gothic garēdan

British Dictionary definitions for read out (3 of 3)

read

2
/ (rɛd) /

verb

the past tense and past participle of read 1

adjective

having knowledge gained from books (esp in the phrases widely read, well-read)
take something as read to take something for granted as a fact; understand or presume
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Idioms and Phrases with read out

read


In addition to the idioms beginning with read

  • read a lecture
  • read between the lines
  • read into
  • read like an open book
  • read out of
  • read someone's mind
  • read the riot act
  • read up

also see:

  • do you read me
  • open book, read like an
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