throughput through‧put [ˈθruːpʊt] noun [uncountable]
the amount of work, materials etc that can be dealt with in a particular period of time:

• The airport has a weekly throughput of 100,000 passengers.

• This machine has the throughput capacity of seven of our old computers (= can deal with seven times as much information in the same period of time ) .

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   Total volume of raw materials processed in a given period by a plant such as an oil refinery. Also, the total volume of crude oil and refined products handled by a storage facility or pipeline.

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throughput UK US /ˈθruːpʊt/ noun [U or C, usually singular]
PRODUCTION the amount of work done or people, materials, etc. that are dealt with in a particular amount of time: improve/increase throughput »

We need to improve our throughput because demand is high at present.

a throughput of sth »

At the maximum there would be a daily throughput of 35,000 visitors.


throughput capability/speed/time

IT the amount of data that is dealt with by a machine or system in a particular period of time: a throughput of sth »

This wireless system has a maximum throughput of 70 megabits per second.


fast/high throughput

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