throughput

or thru·put

[ throo-poo t ]
/ ˈθruˌpʊt /
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noun

the quantity or amount of raw material processed within a given time, especially the work done by an electronic computer in a given period of time.

Nearby words

  1. through-line ,
  2. through-other,
  3. through-the-lens meter,
  4. throughly,
  5. throughout,
  6. throughway,
  7. throve,
  8. throw,
  9. throw a curve,
  10. throw a fit

Origin of throughput

1920–25; from phrase put through, modeled on output

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British Dictionary definitions for throughput

throughput

/ (ˈθruːˌpʊt) /

noun

the quantity of raw material or information processed or communicated in a given period, esp by a computer
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Word Origin and History for throughput

throughput

n.

"energy, activity," 1808, Scottish slang; from through + put. Industrial sense is from 1915.

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