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throughput definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: output relative to input; the amount passing through a system from input to output (especially of a computer program over a period of time)

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: circa 1915 output, production <the throughput of a computer>

U.S. Military Dictionary

1. In transportation, the average quantity of cargo and passengers that can pass through a port on a daily basis from arrival at the port to loading onto a ship or plane, or from the discharge from a ship or plane to the exit (clearance) from the port complex. Throughput is usually expressed in measurement tons, short tons, or passengers. Reception and storage limitation may affect final throughput. 2. In patient movement and care, the maximum number of patients (stable or stabilized) by category, that can be received at the airport, staged, transported, and received at the proper hospital within any 24-hour period. (JP 4-02)

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. the amount of material put through a process, esp. in manufacturing or computing.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

The throughput of an organization or system is the amount of things it can do or deal with in a particular period of time. ...technologies which will allow us to get much higher throughput...


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