Batch Definition

băch
batched, batches, batching
noun
batches
An amount produced at one baking.
A batch of cookies.
American Heritage
The amount (of bread, etc.) produced at one baking.
Webster's New World
A quantity required for or produced as the result of one operation.
Made a batch of cookie dough; mixed a batch of cement.
American Heritage
The amount of material, as dough, needed for one operation.
Webster's New World
A group of persons or things.
A batch of tourists; a whole new batch of problems.
American Heritage
Antonyms:
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verb
batched, batches, batching
To assemble or process as a batch.
American Heritage
To treat, process, etc. as part of a batch or together as a batch.
Webster's New World
Webster's New World

To aggregate things together into a batch.

The contractor batched the purchase orders for the entire month into one statement.
Wiktionary
(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.
Wiktionary
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adjective
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.
Wiktionary
other
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.
Webster's New World Finance

Other Word Forms of Batch

Noun

Singular:
batch
Plural:
batches

Origin of Batch

  • 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

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

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

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

    From Wiktionary

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