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(Russian, tabuliagramma), a printed report, produced by a tabulator or by a printer capable of printing 70–140 characters per line, of the output of a tabulator or electronic computer.
In one machine cycle there is recorded on a printout a horizontal line containing data from a single punch card or from a single storage record, with symbols, indexes, textual material, and digital information being printed at the same time. In addition and subtraction, the results may be entered on the printout at the ends of columns of the given groups of figures. In multiplication, division, and certain other operations, the operands and computation results may be printed in a single line. A printout may also contain graphs.
The output of a tabulator or computer may be printed on tape, continuous paper, forms, cards, or bills.