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“throughput” in British English

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throughputnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈθruː.pʊt/ us /ˈθruː.pʊt/

an amount of work, etc. done in a particular period of time:

We need to improve our throughput because demand is high at the moment.

(Definition of “throughput” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“throughput” in Business English

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throughputnoun [ U or C, usually singular ]

/ˈθruːpʊt/ uk us

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

(Definition of “throughput” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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