a. An amount produced or manufactured during a certain time.
b. The energy, power, or work produced by a system.
c. Computers The information produced by a program or process from a specific input.
2. The act or process of producing; production.
3. Intellectual or creative production: literary output; artistic output.
tr.v. out·put·ted or out·put, out·put·ting, out·puts
To produce or manufacture (something) during a certain time.
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Indo-European & Semitic Roots Appendices
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