Meaning of OUTPUT in English

I. ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun

Etymology: out (III) + put (after put out, v.)

1. : something that is put out or produced: as

a. : mineral, agricultural, or industrial production

coal output

wheat output

new car output

b. : mental or artistic production

his enormous symphonic output

his small literary output

a period of great scientific output

c. : the amount produced by a person in a given time

the average daily output of coal miners


(1) : power or energy delivered by a machine or system for storage (as by a storage battery) or for conversion in kind (as by a mechanically driven electric generator or a radio receiver) or for conversion of characteristics (as by a transformer or electronic amplifier)

(2) : the terminal for the output on an electrical device


(1) : the information fed out by a computer or accounting machine

(2) : the recording or printing device or its product (as magnetic tape, punched cards, or printed records) to which such information is transferred

2. : the act, process, or an instance of putting out

II. (ˈ) ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ transitive verb

Etymology: out (I) + put

: to put out : produce

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