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out·put / ˈoutˌpoŏt/ • n. 1. the amount of something produced by a person, machine, or industry: the diverse range of Liszt's output | efficiency can lead to higher outputs. ∎  the action or process of producing something: the output of epinephrine. ∎  the power, energy, or other results supplied by a device or system: the quality of the output from the printer is very good. 2. Electr. a place where power or information leaves a system. • v. (-put·ting; past and past part. -put or -put·ted) [tr.] produce, deliver, or supply (data) using a computer or other device: you can output the image directly to a video recording system.

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1. The result of data-processing activity when it is presented external to the system, or the process of presenting the data externally. The output from a computer can be in a form for use by people, e.g. printed or displayed, or it may be ready for input to another system or process, when it may be encoded magnetically or optically on a tape or disk.

2. A signal that is obtained from an electrical circuit, such as a logic circuit.

3. To produce a result or signal.

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