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noun [U or C, usually singular]     /ˈθruːpʊt/
PRODUCTION the amount of work done or people , materials , etc. that are dealt with in a particular amount of time : improve/increase throughput We need to improve our throughput because demand is high at present .a throughput of sth At the maximum there would be a daily throughput of 35,000 visitors . throughput capability / speed / time
IT the amount of data that is dealt with by a machine or system in a particular period of time : a throughput of sth This wireless system has a maximum throughput of 70 megabits per second. fast /high throughput
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