output: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (out'poot"), [key]
— n., v., -put•ted -put, -put•ting.
  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. the current, voltage, power, or signal produced by an electrical or electronic circuit or device. Cf.(def. 4).
    1. information in a form suitable for transmission from internal to external units of a computer, or to an outside medium.
    2. the process of transferring data from internal storage to an external medium, as paper or microfilm.
  5. the power or force produced by a machine.
—v.t., v.i.
  1. to transfer (information) from internal storage to an external medium.
  2. to produce; turn out.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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