Definitions for throughput
output relative to input; the amount passing through a system from input to output (especially of a computer program over a period of time)
The rate of production; the rate at which something can be processed.
The rate at which data is transferred through a system.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
1. In transportation, the average quantity of cargo and passengers that can pass through a port on a daily basis from arrival at the port to loading onto a ship or plane, or from the discharge from a ship or plane to the exit (clearance) from the port complex. Throughput is usually expressed in measurement tons, short tons, or passengers. Reception and storage limitation may affect final throughput. 2. In patient movement and care, the maximum number of patients (stable or stabilized) by category, that can be received at the airport, staged, transported, and received at the proper hospital within any 24-hour period.