Definition of throughput in US English:



  • The amount of material or items passing through a system or process.

    ‘fast data throughput’
    ‘a weekly throughput of 200,000 shoppers’
    ‘falling throughput and rising production costs’
    • ‘We are delighted with the transaction throughput and that we are the only banking institution to offer such facilities in the town.’
    • ‘All systems have inputs, throughputs, outputs, and a feedback loop.’
    • ‘The engine has been enhanced to make use of Hardware Transform and Lighting, and the higher throughput of more recent cards.’
    • ‘The new line of three systems sets the industry benchmark with 30 nm sensitivity and throughputs of up to 1,800 defects per hour.’
    • ‘The throughput and the movement and what nurses have to do now in the ward area is just incredible, and the beds are never cold.’
    • ‘The question is, do we really need the kind of throughputs the new services are offering?’
    • ‘Being a major transit airport, Schipol has a throughput of 40 million passengers a year.’
    • ‘We'll have higher capacities, and faster throughputs, but the competitive landscape just isn't going to change.’
    • ‘Alternatively, the box can be set to use both processors in tandem without failover protection, doubling its throughput.’
    • ‘It could be that your new system is not getting as much throughput to your hard disks as it should be.’
    • ‘Faster throughput means the ability to deliver large files in the least amount of time.’
    • ‘Craig Bewley says that the throughput of course candidates per month in Ireland is now hitting 1,000.’
    • ‘Even where raw throughputs exceed a gigabit per second, geosynchronous satellites are supremely ill-suited to conveying IP traffic.’
    • ‘The network provides consistent data throughputs of 1 MB / s for stationary users, with bursts up to 6 MB / s.’
    • ‘Both ADSL and cable modems offer throughputs over 100 kbps, but as consumers learn more about the two technologies, they may start gravitating toward DSL.’
    • ‘Theoretical maximum throughputs listed in specifications are rarely achieved in the real world.’
    • ‘With Tanglewood, however, Intel is moving away from its cache crushing chips and toward a more throughput oriented design.’
    • ‘The incremental cost to add a new process is higher than the cost to increase the throughput of an existing process.’
    • ‘It also insisted there was capacity in the sector for the weekly throughput of pigs.’
    • ‘The result is that memory performance hampers the overall throughput of today's systems.’
    rate of buying and selling, movement
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