NounBatch (plural Batches)
- The quantity of bread or other baked goods baked at one time.
- We made a batch 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 batch 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.
- A new batch of Lords. --Lady M. W. Montagu.
- (computing) A set of data to be processed with one execution of a program.
- The system throttled itself to batches of 50 requests at a time to keep the thread count under control.
- (quantity of baked goods): recipe
- (anything produced in one operation): pressing, run, lot
- (group of things of the same kind): group, lot
- 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.
Batch (not comparable)
- Of a process, operating for a defined set of conditions, and then halting.
- The plant had two batch assembly lines for packaging, as well as a continuous feed production line.
- Batch in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- 1996, T.F. Hoad, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Etymology, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0192830988
from an abbreviation of the pronunciation of bachelor (“unmarried adult male”)
- (informal) To live as a bachelor temporarily, of a married man or someone virtually married.
- I am batching next week when my wife visits her sister.
- Often with it: "I usually batch it three nights a week when she calls on her out-of-town accounts."
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