[syn: output, outturn, turnout]
1. to create or manufacture a specific amount;
- Example: "the computer is outputting the data from the job I'm running"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Output \Out"put`\, n.
1. The amount or quantity of a material or product that is
produced by a mine, factory, or any system for production
of commercial goods, such as the amount of coal or ore put
out from one or more mines, or the quantity of material
produced by, or turned out from, one or more furnaces or
mills, in a given time; production.
[1913 Webster +PJC]
2. The materials, profits, or information produced by any
3. (Physiol.) That which is thrown out as products of the
metabolic activity of the body; the egesta other than the
faeces. See Income.
Note: The output consists of: (a) The respiratory products of
the lungs, skin, and alimentary canal, consisting
chiefly of carbonic acid and water with small
quantities of hydrogen and carbureted hydrogen. (b)
Perspiration, consisting chiefly of water and salts.
(c) The urine, which is assumed to contain all the
nitrogen truly excreted by the body, besides a large
quantity of saline matters and water. --Foster.
4. The power, voltage, or current produced by a device to
generate or regulate electrical power; as, the power
supply had a maximum output of 250 milliamps.
5. (Computers) The data or information produced by operation
of a computer program or subroutine for transfer to
another program or to an external device. The output of
one program may be used as the input to another program.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: final product; the things produced [syn: end product,
2: production of a certain amount [syn: output, yield]
3: signal that comes out of an electronic system [syn: output
4: the quantity of something (as a commodity) that is created
(usually within a given period of time); "production was up
in the second quarter" [syn: output, yield, production]
5: what is produced in a given time period [syn: output,
v 1: to create or manufacture a specific amount; "the computer
is outputting the data from the job I'm running"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
113 Moby Thesaurus words for "output":
ALGOL, COBOL, FORTRAN, achieve, achievement, aftermath,
alphabetic data, alphanumeric code, angular data, assembler,
avails, bearing, binary digit, binary scale, binary system, bit,
box office, bug, bumper crop, byte, command pulses, commands,
commissions, compiler, computer code, computer language,
computer program, control signals, controlled quantity,
correcting signals, create, credit, credits, crop, data,
disposable income, dividend, dividends, earned income, earnings,
efficiency, error, error signals, feedback pulses,
feedback signals, film data, fruit, gain, gains, gate,
gate receipts, generate, get, gross, gross income, gross receipts,
harvest, hexadecimal system, income, information, input data,
input quantity, instructions, intake, machine language, make,
manufacture, message, multiple messages, net, net income,
net receipts, noise, numeric data, octal system, oscillograph data,
output data, output quantity, play, polar data, proceeds, produce,
product, production, productivity, profit, profits,
punch-card data, put out, random data, receipt, receipts,
receivables, rectangular data, reference quantity, result, returns,
revenue, royalties, ruly English, second crop, signals,
single messages, take, take-in, takings, throughput, turnout,
unearned income, unorganized data, vintage, visible-speech data,
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):
Data transferred from a computer system to
the outside world via some kind of output device.