batch /batʃ/

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I. noun

1. a quantity or consignment of goods produced at one time.


a batch of bread.

the company undertakes thirty-six separate quality control checks on every batch.
[as modifier]
batch production.
2.
‹informal› a number of things or people regarded as a group or set


a batch of loyalists and sceptics.

3.
[Computing] a group of records processed as a single unit, usually without input from a user.

[as modifier]

this should be run as a batch program from the process directory.
II. verb [with obj.]

1. arrange (things) in sets or groups.

I had nothing to do but batch the reports.
– origin late 15th cent. (in the senses ‘process of baking’, ‘quantity produced at one baking’): based on an Old English word related to bacan (see bake). Current senses date from the early 18th cent.

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