Pronunciation: (out'poot"), [key]
n., v., -put•ted or -put, -put•ting.

1. the act of turning out; production: the factory's output of cars; artistic output.
2. the quantity or amount produced, as in a given time: to increase one's daily output.
3. the material produced or yield; product.
4. the current, voltage, power, or signal produced by an electrical or electronic circuit or device. Cf. input (def. 4).
5. Computers.
a. information in a form suitable for transmission from internal to external units of a computer, or to an outside medium.
b. the process of transferring data from internal storage to an external medium, as paper or microfilm.
6. the power or force produced by a machine.

v.t., v.i.
1. transfer (information) from internal storage to an external medium.
2. to produce; turn out.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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