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out +‎ put.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈaʊtpʊt/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aʊtpʊt

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output (countable and uncountable, plural outputs)

  1. That which is produced by something, especially that which is produced within a particular time period or from a particular effort.
    1. (economics) Production; quantity produced, created, or completed.
      • 1956, Yuan-li Wu, An Economic Survey of Communist China[1], New York: Bookman Associates, →OCLC, page 284:
        Output at the Pen-ch'i mine, which produced somewhat under 1 million tons annually during 1942-1944, was around 500,000 tons in 1949.
    • 2009, Steven Rosefielde, Red Holocaust, page 240:
      It misdesigned goods, adversely selected technologies, misallocated and misremunerated factors of production, encouraged work to rule, underproduced, misdistributed outputs and was subject to a myriad of moral hazards.
      • 2013 August 3, “Boundary problems”, in The Economist, volume 408, number 8847:
        Economics is a messy discipline: too fluid and unique to be a science, too rigorous to be an art. Perhaps it is fitting that economists’ most-used metric, gross domestic product (GDP), is a tangle too. GDP measures the total value of output in an economic territory. Its apparent simplicity explains why it is scrutinised down to tenths of a percentage point every month.
      The factory increased its output this year.
    1. (computing) Data sent out of the computer, as to output device such as a monitor or printer, or data sent from one program on the computer to another.
      a six-page output; six pages of output
    2. (medicine) The flow rate of body liquids such as blood and urine.
    3. (electrical engineering) The amount of power produced by a particular system.

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output (third-person singular simple present outputs, present participle outputting, simple past and past participle output or outputted)

  1. (economics) To produce, create, or complete.
    We output 1400 units last year.
  2. (computing) To send data out of a computer, as to an output device such as a monitor or printer, or to send data from one program on the computer to another.
    When I hit enter, it outputs a bunch of numbers.

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Unadapted borrowing from English output.

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output n (plural outputuri)

  1. output

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output m (plural output)

  1. (econommics) output
  2. (computing) output

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