batch
I. noun Etymology: Middle English bache; akin to Old English bacan to bake Date: 15th century 1. the quantity baked at one time ; baking 2. a. the quantity of material prepared or required for one operation; specifically a mixture of raw materials ready for fusion into glass b. the quantity produced at one operation c. a group of jobs (as programs) that are submitted for processing on a computer and whose results are obtained at a later time <
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— compare time-sharing 3. a quantity (as of persons or things) considered as a group II. transitive verb Date: 1876 to bring together or process as a batch • batcher noun III. variant of bach

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Synonyms:
(as of bread, ore, etc., treated at one time), , , ,


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