Meaning of BATCH in English

n. & v.

n. 1 a number of things or persons forming a group or dealt with together. 2 an instalment (have sent off the latest batch). 3 the loaves produced at one baking. 4 (attrib.) using or dealt with in batches, not as a continuous flow (batch production). 5 Computing a group of records processed as a single unit. arrange or deal with in batches.

[ ME f. OE b‘cce f. bacan BAKE ]

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