Meaning of BATCH in English

n. & v.


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.

Etymology: ME f. OE b{aelig}cce f. bacan BAKE

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.