Definitions for outputˈaʊtˌpʊt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

out•putˈaʊtˌpʊt(n.; v.)-put•ted; -put, -put•ting.

  1. (n.)the quantity of something produced, esp. in a specified period.

  2. the material produced; product; yield.

  3. the current, voltage, power, or signal produced by an electrical or electronic circuit or device.

    Category: Electricity and Magnetism, Electronics

    Ref: Compare input (def. 4). 4

  4. any information made available by computer, as on a printout, display screen, or disk. the process of transferring such information from computer memory to or by means of an output device.

    Category: Computers

  5. the power or force produced by a machine.

    Category: Machinery

  6. (v.t.)to transfer (computer output).

    Category: Computers

  7. to produce; yield; turn out.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of output:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. end product, output(noun)

    final product; the things produced

  2. output, yield(noun)

    production of a certain amount

  3. output signal, output(noun)

    signal that comes out of an electronic system

  4. output, yield, production(noun)

    the quantity of something (as a commodity) that is created (usually within a given period of time)

    "production was up in the second quarter"

  5. output, outturn, turnout(verb)

    what is produced in a given time period

  6. output(verb)

    to create or manufacture a specific amount

    "the computer is outputting the data from the job I'm running"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. output(noun)ˈaʊtˌpʊt

    ≠ input

    the corporation's drop in output and profits

  2. outputˈaʊtˌpʊt

    ≠ input

    the quality of video output


  1. output(Noun)

    Production; quantity produced, created, or completed.

    The factory increased its output this year.

  2. output(Noun)

    Data sent out of the computer, as to output device such as a monitor or printer.

    a six page output

  3. output(Verb)

    to produce, create, or complete.

    We output 1400 units last year.

  4. output(Verb)

    to send data out of a computer, as to an output device such as a monitor or printer.

    When I hit enter, it outputs a bunch of numbers.


  1. Output

    Output is the term denoting either an exit or changes which exit a system and which activate/modify a process. It is an abstract concept, used in the modeling, system design and system exploitation.

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Output

    The rate of energy delivered or of work done by a machine. In the case of a current generator it is the volt-coulombs per given second, or better the volt-amperes delivered at its outer circuit terminals.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'output' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1758

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'output' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3203

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'output' in Nouns Frequency: #757

Translations for output

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the quantity of goods, amount of work produced

The output of this factory has increased by 20%; His output is poor.

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