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batch 1  (bch)
1. An amount produced at one baking: a batch of cookies.
2. A quantity required for or produced as the result of one operation: made a batch of cookie dough; mixed a batch of cement.
3. A group of persons or things: a batch of tourists; a whole new batch of problems.
4. Computer Science A set of data or jobs to be processed in a single program run.
tr.v. batched, batch·ing, batch·es
To assemble or process as a batch.

[Middle English bache, probably from Old English *b?cce, from bacan, to bake.]

batch 2  (bch)
n. & v. Informal
Variant of bach.

batch  /bt/  n. batches 1 a group of people or things, (syn.) a set: He made a batch of cookies. 2 an amount of s.t. made at one time: Computers can work on a number of jobs in a batch. batch

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