or read-out

[ reed-out ]

  1. Computers. the output of information from a computer in readable form.: Compare printout.

  2. 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

Words Nearby readout Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use readout in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for read out

read out

/ (riːd) /

  1. (tr) to read (something) aloud

  2. to retrieve information from a computer memory or storage device

  1. (tr) US and Canadian to expel (someone) from a political party or other society

    • the act of retrieving information from a computer memory or storage device

    • the information retrieved

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