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(computer science)
A printed output of a data-processing machine or system.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



(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.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.


(PRINTer OUTput) Same as hard copy.
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