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throughput

[throo-poo t] /ˈθruˌpʊt/
noun
1.
the quantity or amount of raw material processed within a given time, especially the work done by an electronic computer in a given period of time.
Also, thruput.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; from phrase put through, modeled on output
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throughput

/ˈθruːˌpʊt/
noun
1.
the quantity of raw material or information processed or communicated in a given period, esp by a computer
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Word Origin and History for throughput
n.

"energy, activity," 1808, Scottish slang; from through + put. Industrial sense is from 1915.

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throughput in Technology


1. The rate at which a processor can work expressed in instructions per second or jobs per hour or some other unit of performance.
2. data transfer rate.
(2001-05-22)

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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