- The quantity of bread or other baked goods baked at one time.
- We made a of cookies to take to the party.
- A quantity of anything produced at one operation.
- We poured a bucket of water in top, and the ice maker spit out a of icecubes at the bottom.
- A group or collection of things of the same kind, such as a batch of letters or the next batch of business.
verb (batches, batching, batched)
- A new of Lords. --Lady M. W. Montagu.
- (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.
- To aggregate things together into a batch.
- The contractor batched the purchase orders for the entire month into one statement.
- (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.
- Of a process, operating for a defined set of conditions, and then halting.
Etymology: Old English bache, bacche, from Anglo Saxon bacan to bake; see also German geb"ack and Dutch baksel.
- ''The plant had two assembly lines for packaging, as well as a continuous feed production line.
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