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Princeton's WordNet

  1. throughput(noun)

    output relative to input; the amount passing through a system from input to output (especially of a computer program over a period of time)


  1. throughput(Noun)

    The rate of production; the rate at which something can be processed.

  2. throughput(Noun)

    The rate at which data is transferred through a system.


  1. Throughput

    In communication networks, such as Ethernet or packet radio, throughput or network throughput is the average rate of successful message delivery over a communication channel. This data may be delivered over a physical or logical link, or pass through a certain network node. The throughput is usually measured in bits per second, and sometimes in data packets per second or data packets per time slot. The system throughput or aggregate throughput is the sum of the data rates that are delivered to all terminals in a network. The throughput can be analyzed mathematically by means of queueing theory, where the load in packets per time unit is denoted arrival rate λ, and the throughput in packets per time unit is denoted departure rate μ. Throughput is essentially synonymous to digital bandwidth consumption.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. throughput

    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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of throughput in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of throughput in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Steve Warren:

    As of now, none have completed training, we are certainly below our expectation on throughput.

  2. Jim Teague:

    We think that prices have bottomed. Price improvement does not mean instantaneous throughput growth. I think it's going to be pretty competitive near term.

  3. Jim Simpson:

    The real key to being able to do these type of things is ultra high-throughput capabilities, where we’re looking at providing gigabytes, terrabytes, pedabytes of capability.

  4. Matt Smith:

    Distillates are the standout bullish element of the report and gasoline is the disappointment, distillate throughput jumped last week, meaning demand is only down 0.7 percent on the 4-week moving average.

  5. Richard Gorry:

    I would expect a decline in fuel imports into China as the consumption tax hits the teapot refiners, who have already been reducing throughput of fuel oil as they gain greater access to internationally sourced crude oil.

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