Definition of output in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈoutˌpo͝ot/


1The amount of something produced by a person, machine, or industry: the diverse range of Liszt’s output efficiency can lead to higher outputs
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  • The volume of industry output for the third quarter rose 3% compared with the same period last year.
  • Between 1995 and 2001 output in the industry doubled and employment rose from less than 100,000 to 180,000.
  • The search to increase the amount of product or output while incurring less effort or risk has been a theme of our military's development since its conception.
production, amount/quantity produced, yield, gross domestic product, works, writings
1.1The action or process of producing something: the output of epinephrine
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  • At least on poor soils, a plant under attack may be able to make the best of a bad situation by skimping on seed production and investing more in the cheaper process of pollen output..
  • This vitamin can potentially increase growth hormone output associated with hard training.
  • The small island economy could not compete with larger centres for processing output.
1.2The power, energy, or other results supplied by a device or system: the quality of the output from the printer is very good
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  • Cascading the device also increases voltage output.
  • For example, what output should the machine produce if you ask it for the logarithm of 0 or - 1?
  • As a group they would stand back, observe the machine's output and then discuss minute adjustments to be executed with a screwdriver.
2 Electronics A place where power or information leaves a system.
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  • The rear panel is perfectly standard, carrying digital and analog audio outputs, interface and power connectors, and a jumper with pins.
  • At the rear panel, there are analog and digital audio outputs, power and interface connectors, a jumper with pins for setting the status of the drive on an IDE channel, and a jumper for factory testing.
  • These highly flexible DC power systems can be configured with up to four outputs with a maximum power of 600W per output.

verb (outputs, outputting; past and past participle output or outputted)

[with object]
Produce, deliver, or supply (data) using a computer or other device: you can output the image directly to a video recording system
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  • Second, attached via an analog cable, an LCD monitor digitizes the image before outputting it and thus has an inborn immunity to the distortions of the front of the signal, i.e. to the blur which would be noticeable on a CRT monitor.
  • It is well matched with creating, transforming and outputting digital images of a photographic nature which share common pixels in a bitmap.
  • Thereby, color space compression is unnecessary when outputting an image from each output device, and output images from output devices have the same color tone.

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Syllabification: out·put

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