Batched



a quantity or number coming at one time or taken together:
a batch of prisoners.
the quantity of material prepared or required for one operation:
mixing a batch of concrete.
the quantity of bread, cookies, dough, or the like, made at one baking.
Computers.

a group of jobs, data, or programs treated as a unit for computer processing.
batch processing.

Glassmaking.

a quantity of raw materials mixed in proper proportions and prepared for fusion into glass.
the material so mixed.

to combine, mix, or process in a batch.
bach.
Historical Examples

They batched in the office, and did their cooking over a gas lamp.
While the Billy Boils Henry Lawson

The miner had not “batched” in the hills for years without having learned how to cook.
The Highgrader William MacLeod Raine

noun
a group or set of usually similar objects or people, esp if sent off, handled, or arriving at the same time
the bread, cakes, etc, produced at one baking
the amount of a material needed for an operation
Also called batch loaf. a tall loaf having a close texture and a thick crust on the top and bottom, baked as part of a batch: the sides of each loaf are greased so that they will pull apart after baking to have pale crumby sides; made esp in Scotland and Ireland Compare pan loaf
verb (transitive)
to group (items) for efficient processing
to handle by batch processing
verb (Austral & NZ, informal)
(intransitive) (of a man) to do his own cooking and housekeeping
to live alone
n.

Old English *bæcce “something baked,” from bacan “bake” (see bake (v.)). Batch is to bake as watch (n.) is to wake and match (n.2) “one of a pair” is to make. Extended 1713 to “any quantity produced at one operation.”

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