Meaning of BATCH in English

batch 1

/bach/ , n.

1. a quantity or number coming at one time or taken together: a batch of prisoners.

2. the quantity of material prepared or required for one operation: mixing a batch of concrete.

3. the quantity of bread, cookies, dough, or the like, made at one baking.

4. Computers.

a. a group of jobs, data, or programs treated as a unit for computer processing.

b. See batch processing .

5. Glassmaking.

a. a quantity of raw materials mixed in proper proportions and prepared for fusion into glass.

b. the material so mixed.


6. to combine, mix, or process in a batch.

[ 1400-50; late ME bache, akin to bacan to BAKE; cf. OE gebaec, G Gebäck batch ]

Syn. 1. group, lot, number, bunch, gang, set, pack, flock, troop.

batch 2

/bach/ , v.i. , n.


[ tch to clarify and normalize pron. ]

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