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.

1920–25; from phrase put through, modeled on output Unabridged
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throughput (ˈθruːˌpʊt)
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.

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