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

Anagrams of output

  1. putout, put out

  2. Put out

  3. Putout

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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