output


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Output \Out"put`\, n.
   1. 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.
      [1913 Webster +PJC]

   2. The materials, profits, or information produced by any
      system.
      [PJC]

   3. (Physiol.) That which is thrown out as products of the
      metabolic activity of the body; the egesta other than the
      faeces. See Income.
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   Note: The output consists of: (a) The respiratory products of
         the lungs, skin, and alimentary canal, consisting
         chiefly of carbonic acid and water with small
         quantities of hydrogen and carbureted hydrogen. (b)
         Perspiration, consisting chiefly of water and salts.
         (c) The urine, which is assumed to contain all the
         nitrogen truly excreted by the body, besides a large
         quantity of saline matters and water. --Foster.
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   4. 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.
      [PJC]

   5. (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.
      [PJC]
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