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outputnoun [U]

 us   /ˈɑʊtˌpʊt/
an ​amount that a ​person, ​machine, or ​organizationproduces: agricultural/​industrial output
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outputnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈaʊt.pʊt/
C2 an ​amount of something ​produced by a ​person, ​machine, ​factory, ​country, etc.: Last ​yearmanufacturing output ​fell by 14 ​percent.
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outputnoun

uk   us   /ˈaʊtpʊt/
[C or U] ECONOMICS, PRODUCTION the ​amount of ​goods and ​services, or ​wasteproducts, that are ​produced by a particular ​economy, ​industry, ​company, or ​worker: Monetary ​policy can be used to ​help to ​stabilize output and ​employment in an ​economy. To become more ​effective, we need to ​focus more on outputs and ​revenues.output of sth Relative to its ​GDP, Europe's output of IT ​hardware is only a ​fraction of that of America.boost/increase/raise output Oil ​pricesfell by $1 ​following Opec's decision to ​boost output by 500,000 ​barrels a day.reduce/cut/limit output The Kyoto ​dealaimed to ​reduce the ​developed world's output of greenhouse ​gases by 5.2%.output falls/declines/is down Forecasters at the OECD expect that output in the ​eurozone will ​fall by 5.3% in the coming ​year.output rises/grows/is up According to a ​report by the Confederation of British Industry, ​factory output has ​risen in much of Britain over the past three months.an increase/rise/fall in output Biggest ​falls in output during October were in the ​consumerdurables, ​capitalgoods, and ​manufacturingsectors. economic/​industrial/​manufacturing output global/​national/​domestic output annual/​total/​overall output output ​per hour/​employee/​worker
[U] IT information or ​images that are ​produced by a ​computer or ​printer: computer/​print output
[S or U] the ​amount of ​energy, for ​example, ​heat or electricity, that is ​produced by a ​piece of ​equipment: A high-power output of 2300W (230V) on each ​channel makes it possible to ​connect nearly any ​device.
[C] IT the ​part of a ​piece of ​electricalequipment where ​power, ​energy, or ​soundleaves it: Linking your ​soundcard to the speaker outputs on your ​receiver may cause ​damage to the ​card when you ​turn the ​volume up.

outputverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈaʊtpʊt/ (outputting, output, output)
IT when a ​computer or ​printer outputs ​information or ​images, it ​produces them on ​paper or on ​screen : Once the ​printer has been ​installed, it will output a ​testdocument.
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