Batch meaning

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A group of persons or things.

A batch of tourists; a whole new batch of problems.

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The amount (of bread, etc.) produced at one baking.
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(Philippines) A graduating class.

She was the valedictorian of Batch '73.

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The amount of material, as dough, needed for one operation.
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The quantity of anything made in one operation or lot.
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(UK, dialect, Midlands) A bread roll.
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A number of things or persons taken as a group; lot; set.
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A group of programs, instructions, etc. for processing by a computer in a single run.
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To treat, process, etc. as part of a batch or together as a batch.
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A group, or collection, of items.
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In the oil industry, a specific amount of crude oil or refined product shipments that are sent through a pipeline. A batching sequence is the order in which shipments of crude oil or refined products are sent through a pipeline.
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A field or patch of ground lying near a stream; the dale in which a stream flows.
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The quantity of bread or other baked goods baked at one time.

We made a batch of cookies to take to the party.

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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.

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A group or collection of things of the same kind, such as a batch of letters or the next batch of business.
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(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.

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To aggregate things together into a batch.

The contractor batched the purchase orders for the entire month into one statement.

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(computing) To handle a set of input data or requests as a batch process.

The purchase requests for the day were stored in a queue and batched for printing the next morning.

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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.

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(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.

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The definition of a batch means a group or collection of objects or the amount of something produced at one time.

A example of a batch is two loaves of bread.

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An amount produced at one baking.

A batch of cookies.

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A quantity required for or produced as the result of one operation.

Made a batch of cookie dough; mixed a batch of cement.

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A set of data or jobs to be processed in a single program run.
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To assemble or process as a batch.
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Origin of batch

  • Middle English bache probably from Old English bæcce from bacan to bake

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English bache, bæcche, from Old English bæċe, beċe (“brook, stream”), from Proto-Germanic *bakiz (“brook”), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰog- (“flowing water”). More at beach.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Middle English bache (bacche), from Old English bæcce (“something baked”), from bacan (“to bake”). Compare German Gebäck and Dutch baksel.

    From Wiktionary

  • from an abbreviation of the pronunciation of bachelor (“unmarried adult male”)

    From Wiktionary