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output

[out-poo t] /ˈaʊtˌpʊt/
noun
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.
Compare input (def 4).
5.
Computers.
  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.
6.
the power or force produced by a machine.
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), outputted or output, outputting.
7.
Computers. to transfer (information) from internal storage to an external medium.
8.
to produce; turn out.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; out- + put
Related forms
superoutput, noun
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Examples from the web for outputs
  • In microeconomics, production is the conversion of inputs into outputs.
  • The cerebellum modulates the outputs of other brain systems to make them more precise.
  • This means that rowers have some of the highest power outputs of athletes in any sport.
  • But the derivative inputs a function and outputs another function.
  • Theories refer to forms of input, representation, computation or processing, and outputs.
British Dictionary definitions for outputs

output

/ˈaʊtˌpʊt/
noun
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.
(electronics)
  1. the power, voltage, or current delivered by a circuit or component
  2. the point at which the signal is delivered
5.
the power, energy, or work produced by an engine or a system
6.
(computing)
  1. the information produced by a computer
  2. the operations and devices involved in producing this information See also input/output
7.
(modifier) of or relating to electronic, computer, or other output: output signal, output device, output tax
verb (transitive) -puts, -putting, -put, -putted
8.
(computing) to cause (data) to be emitted as output
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Word Origin and History for outputs

output

n.

1839, from out + put (v.). Till c.1880, a technical term in the iron and coal trade [OED]. The verb is attested from mid-14c., originally "to expel;" meaning "to produce" is from 1858.

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outputs in Medicine

output out·put (out'put')
n.
The amount produced, ejected, or excreted by an entity during a specified time.

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outputs in Science
output
  (out'pt')   
  1. The energy, power, or work produced by a system or device.

  2. The information that a computer produces by processing a specific input.


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