Definition of Output

1. Noun. Final product; the things produced.

Exact synonyms: End Product
Specialized synonyms: Crop, Body Of Work, Oeuvre, Work, Turning
Generic synonyms: Product, Production

2. Verb. To create or manufacture a specific amount. "The computer is outputting the data from the job I'm running"
Generic synonyms: Create, Make, Produce

3. Noun. Production of a certain amount.
Exact synonyms: Yield
Generic synonyms: Production
Specialized synonyms: Crop, Harvest
Derivative terms: Yield, Yield

4. Noun. Signal that comes out of an electronic system.
Exact synonyms: Output Signal
Generic synonyms: Sign, Signal, Signaling
Specialized synonyms: Printout, Read-out, Readout

5. Noun. The quantity of something (as a commodity) that is created (usually within a given period of time). "Production was up in the second quarter"
Exact synonyms: Production, Yield
Generic synonyms: Indefinite Quantity
Specialized synonyms: Pick, Picking
Derivative terms: Yield, Yield

6. Noun. What is produced in a given time period.
Exact synonyms: Outturn, Turnout
Generic synonyms: Product, Production
Specialized synonyms: Throughput
Derivative terms: Turn Out

Definition of Output

1. n. The amount of coal or ore put out from one or more mines, or the quantity of material produced by, or turned out from, one or more furnaces or mills, in a given time.

Definition of Output

1. Noun. (economics) Production; quantity produced, created, or completed. ¹

2. Noun. (computing) Data sent out of the computer, as to output device such as a monitor or printer. ¹

3. Verb. (economics) to produce, create, or complete. ¹

4. Verb. (computing) to send data out of a computer, as to an output device such as a monitor or printer. ¹

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Definition of Output

1. to produce [v -PUTTED, -PUTTING, -PUTS] - See also: produce

Medical Definition of Output

1. 1. The amount of coal or ore put out from one or more mines, or the quantity of material produced by, or turned out from, one or more furnaces or mills, in a given time. 2. That which is thrown out as products of the metabolic activity of the body; the egesta other than the faeces. See Income. The output consists of: (a) The respiratory products of the lungs, skin, and alimentary canal, consisting chiefly of carbonic acid and water with small quantities of hydrogen and carbureted hydrogen. (b) Perspiration, consisting chiefly of water and salts. (c) The urine, which is assumed to contain all the nitrogen truly excreted by the body, besides a large quantity of saline matters and water. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Output

output (current term)
output-to-input ratio
output contract
output device
output devices
output file
output program
output rating
output ratings
output routine
output signal

Literary usage of Output

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Transactions of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers by American Institute of Electrical Engineers (1920)
"These networks are called "maximum output networks," a term which will naturally be used to include also all networks connecting any number of resistances ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"Her pig iron and steel output is only slightly less than one-fourth of the world's total output. In the production of coal and lignite Germany has made ..."

3. Index of Economic Material in Documents of the States of the United States by Adelaide Rosalia Hasse (1910)
"Aggregate output of Ky. coal mines for the 2 periods compared. ... output of mines for yr. from Census Bull.; tonnage for entire state (46 cos.). ..."

4. The Journal of Experimental Medicine by Rockefeller University, Rockefeller Institute, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (1908)
"THE PULSE PRESSURE AS AN INDEX OF THE SYSTOLIC output.1 BY PERCY M. DAWSON AND ... The systolic output by means of Henderson's cardiac plethysmograph. ..."

5. Bulletin by North Carolina Dept. of Conservation and Development, North Carolina Geological Survey (1883-1905), North Carolina Geological and Economic Survey (1894)
"The output for 1893 came from 323 lumber-mills, ... output OF LUMBER AND SHINGLES. The output of lumber and shingles and the capacity of the lumber and ..."

6. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1912)
"Schittenhelm and Wiener,8 for example, after feeding nuclear material failed to observe what they considered to be an increased output of allantoin. ..."

7. Journal by Iron and Steel Institute (1897)
"With the aid of graphic diagrams, the author shows that this increase in the output has taken place chiefly since 1891, when it amounted to less than one ..."

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