WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
out•put /ˈaʊtˌpʊt/USA pronunciation   n., v.,  -put•ted or -put, -put•ting. 
n. 
  1. the quantity or amount of something produced, esp. in a specified period: [countable;  usually singular]an output of over 500 computers a day.[uncountable]Output increased.
  2. [uncountable] the material produced;
    product;
    yield.
  3. Electricity, Electronicsthe current, voltage, power, or signal produced by an electrical or electronic device, or by a machine: [countable]an output of energy.[uncountable]too much output from the generator.
  4. Computing
    • any information made available by computer, as on a printout, display screen, or disk: [uncountable]Let's scroll through the output.[countable;  usually singular]an unwanted output on the printer.
    • [uncountable] the process of transferring such information from computer memory to or by means of an output device.

v. [+ object]
  1. Computingto transfer (computer output):Output the data to the printer.
  2. to produce;
    yield;
    turn out.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
out•put  (outpŏŏt′),USA pronunciation n., v.,  -put•ted  or -put, -put•ting. 
n. 
  1. the act of turning out;
    production:the factory's output of cars; artistic output.
  2. the quantity or amount produced, as in a given time:to increase one's daily output.
  3. the material produced or yield;
    product.
  4. Electricity, Electronicsthe current, voltage, power, or signal produced by an electrical or electronic circuit or device. Cf.  input (def. 4).
  5. Computing
    • information in a form suitable for transmission from internal to external units of a computer, or to an outside medium.
    • the process of transferring data from internal storage to an external medium, as paper or microfilm.
  6. Mechanical Engineeringthe power or force produced by a machine.

v.t., v.i. 
  1. Computingto transfer (information) from internal storage to an external medium.
  2. to produce;
    turn out.
  • out- + put 1855–60


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

output /ˈaʊtˌpʊt/ n
  1. the act of production or manufacture

  2. Also called: outturn the amount produced, as in a given period: a high weekly output
  3. the material produced, manufactured, yielded, etc
  4. the power, voltage, or current delivered by a circuit or component
  5. the point at which the signal is delivered
  6. the power, energy, or work produced by an engine or a system
  7. the information produced by a computer
  8. the operations and devices involved in producing this information
  9. (modifier) of or relating to electronic, computer, or other output: output signal, output device, output tax
vb ( -puts, -putting, -put, -putted)(transitive)
  1. to cause (data) to be emitted as output



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