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Princeton's WordNet

  1. end product, outputnoun

    final product; the things produced

  2. output, yieldnoun

    production of a certain amount

  3. output signal, outputnoun

    signal that comes out of an electronic system

  4. output, yield, productionnoun

    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, turnoutverb

    what is produced in a given time period

  6. outputverb

    to create or manufacture a specific amount

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


  1. Outputnoun

    The materials, profits, or information produced by any system.

  2. Outputnoun

    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.

  3. Outputnoun

    (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.

  4. Outputnoun

    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.


  1. outputnoun

    Production; quantity produced, created, or completed.

    The factory increased its output this year.

  2. outputnoun

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

    a six page output

  3. outputverb

    to produce, create, or complete.

    We output 1400 units last year.

  4. outputverb

    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 generally refers to the result, product, or consequence arising from a particular process, operation or action. It can be tangible like goods produced in a factory, or intangible like data generated by a computer program. Essentially, it is something that is produced or delivered by a system.


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Output

    owt′pōōt, n. the quantity of metal made by a smelting furnace, or of coal taken from a pit, within a certain time, production generally.

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.

Editors Contribution

  1. output

    The data or information produced by a computer process or computer program to transfer to a type of program, computer, app, software, network, server or device.

    The computer output is so efficient and we can see the data transferring in real-time.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 31, 2020  

  2. output

    To create or produce.

    The factory output changed when they created more structure.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 7, 2020  

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 for output »

  1. putout

  2. put out

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of output in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of output in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of output in a Sentence

  1. Jeffrey Landsberg:

    Global steel output outside of China has continued to fare even worse than Chinese steel output, when they do, they will realize how gloomy prospects are for the longer-term dry bulk shipping market.

  2. Kalpana Kochhar:

    The BOJ basically looks at inflation expectations and the output gap. Even if we were to lower our forecast, we see the output gap closing, as long as there's not a very sharp decline in either, one could say (the BOJ is) on the right path.

  3. Energy Minister Alexander Novak:

    There are risks of output decline starting from 2017, if this decision ... actually lasts for a year and the companies believe it, they will continue taking loans and invest and this will allow them to keep output steady in 2017-18.

  4. Ansel Adams:

    I have often thought that if photography were difficult in the true sense of the term -- meaning that the creation of a simple photograph would entail as much time and effort as the production of a good watercolor or etching -- there would be a vast improvement in total output. The sheer ease with which we can produce a superficial image often leads to creative disaster.

  5. David Hensley:

    The growth of manufacturing output remained subdued during the second quarter, with the rates of increase in new business and output slipping to their lowest since the first half of 2013.

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