throughput

throughput

[throo-poot]
noun
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:
1920–25; from phrase put through, modeled on output

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throughput (ˈθruːˌpʊt)
 
n
the quantity of raw material or information processed or communicated in a given period, esp by a computer

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throughput definition


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)

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