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throughput

Use the noun throughput to talk about how fast communication can travel over a channel, from input to output.

For a computer system, the input is the information you enter, and the output is the information that is produced by the program. Throughput refers to how much output is being produced relative to the input. A system could send information at 50 bits per second of throughput, or 500 bits per minute. Throughput is a measure of how fast and efficient the program is, and maximum throughput is often called "bandwidth."

Definitions of throughput
  1. noun
    output relative to input; the amount passing through a system from input to output (especially of a computer program over a period of time)
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    type of:
    output, outturn, turnout
    what is produced in a given time period
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