Meaning of BATCH in English


Pronunciation: ' bach

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English bache; akin to Old English bacan to bake

Date: 15th century

1 : the quantity baked at one time : BAKING

2 a : the quantity of material prepared or required for one operation specifically : a mixture of raw materials ready for fusion into glass b : the quantity produced at one operation c : a group of jobs (as programs) that are submitted for processing on a computer and whose results are obtained at a later time < batch processing> ― compare TIME-SHARING

3 : a quantity (as of persons or things) considered as a group

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.