Complete Definition of "batch"

English

Etymology
Old English bache, bacche, from Anglo Saxon bacan to bake; see also German geb["a]ck and Dutch baksel.

Pronunciation
AHD|bÄch, IPA|/bætÊ/, SAMPA|/<tt>b{tS</tt>/
rhymes|ætÊ

Adjective
en-adj|-

  1. Of a process, operating for a defined set of conditions, and then halting.

#:''The plant had two batch assembly lines for packaging, as well as a continuous feed production line.

Antonyms
continuous

Noun
en-noun|es

  1. The quantity of bread or other baked goods baked at one time.

#:We made a batch of cookies to take to the party.

  1. A quantity of anything produced at one operation.

#:We poured a bucket of water in top, and the ice maker spit out a batch of icecubes at the bottom.

  1. A group or collection of things of the same kind, such as a batch of letters or the next batch of business.

#* A new batch of Lords. --Lady M. W. Montagu.

  1. computing A set of data to be processed with one execute|execution of a program.

#:The system throttled itself to batches of 50 requests at a time to keep the thread count under control.

Synonyms
(quantity of baked goods made at one time): recipe
(quantity of anything produced in one operation): pressing, run, lot
(group or collection of things of the same kind): group, lot

Translations
trans-top|quantity of baked goods made at one time
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trans-top|quantity of anything produced in one operation
Finnish: erä
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trans-top|group or collection of things of the same kind
Finnish: joukko, sarja
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trans-bottom

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ttbc|Dutch: lot n
ttbc|French: lot m
ttbc|Spanish: lote m

Verb
en-verb|batches|batching|batched

  1. To aggregate things together into a batch.

#:The contractor batched the purchase orders for the entire month into one statement.

  1. computing To batch process a set of input data or requests.

#:The purchase requests for the day were stored in a queue and batched for printing the next morning.

References
R:Webster 1913

Derived terms
batch mode
batch process

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