the act of turning out; production: the factory's output of cars; artistic output.
the quantity or amount produced, as in a given time: to increase one's daily output.
the material produced or yield; product.
the current, voltage, power, or signal produced by an electrical or electronic circuit or device. Compare input ( def 4 ).
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.
the power or force produced by a machine.
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), outputted or output, outputting.
Computers. to transfer (information) from internal storage to an external medium.
to produce; turn out.

1855–60; out- + put

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

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Word Origin & History

1839, from out and put. Till c.1880, a technical term in the iron and coal trade. The verb is attested from c.1300, originally "to expel;" meaning "to produce" is from 1858.
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output out·put (out'put')
The amount produced, ejected, or excreted by an entity during a specified time.

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output   (out'pt')  Pronunciation Key 
  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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