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output

1. Electronics
a. the power, voltage, or current delivered by a circuit or component
b. the point at which the signal is delivered
2. the power, energy, or work produced by an engine or a system
3. Computing
a. the information produced by a computer
b. the operations and devices involved in producing this information

output

[′au̇t‚pu̇t]
(computer science)
The data produced by a data-processing operation, or the information that is the objective or goal in data processing.
The data actively transmitted from within the computer to an external device, or onto a permanent recording medium (paper, microfilm).
The activity of transmitting the generated information.
The readable storage medium upon which generated data are written, as in hard-copy output.
(electronics)
The current, voltage, power, driving force, or information which a circuit or device delivers.
Terminals or other places where a circuit or device can deliver current, voltage, power, driving force, or information.
(science and technology)
The product of a system.

output

(architecture)
Data transferred from a computer system to the outside world via some kind of output device.

Opposite: input.

output

(1) Any computer-generated information displayed on screen, printed on paper or in machine readable form, such as disk and tape.

(2) To transfer or transmit from the computer to a peripheral device or communications line.