Definition of batch in English:


Syllabification: batch
Pronunciation: /baCH


  • 1A quantity or consignment of goods produced at one time: a batch of cookies the company undertakes thirty-six separate quality control checks on every batch
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    • A supermarket yesterday withdrew a batch of own-brand peanut butter after a jar was found to contain cancer-causing chemicals.
    • In contrast, a batch of discs can take two to four weeks to replicate.
    • Those six rounds came from a batch of 200 loaded recently on a progressive press.
  • 1.1 informal A number of things or people regarded as a group or set: a batch of hostile letters came
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    • It's always unpleasant when individuals who've worked on a second or third-rate film collect a batch of awards.
    • So Australia collected a batch of free settlers before the gold rush.
    • A batch of mosquitoes collected from the field was divided into two groups.
    group, quantity, lot, bunch, mass, cluster, raft, set, collection, bundle, pack; consignment, shipment
  • 1.2 Computing A group of records processed as a single unit, usually without input from a user.
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    • The older database used a three-stage batch system in which records were duplicated across three tables.
    • It includes a number of advanced features like creating encrypted backups or batch mode processing.
    • Most backup environments perform their backups as a batch process sometime during the night.


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  • Arrange (things) in sets or groups.
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    • Here's a mechanism for batching them into a locked-and-loaded tool for firing them into the world.
    • From there, the mixture is sent to four 6,000-gallon batching tanks.
    • It can be dispensed during batching operations or added to mixed concrete onsite.


late 15th century (in the senses 'process of baking', 'quantity produced at one baking'): based on an Old English word related to bacan (see bake). Current senses date from the early 18th century.

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