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1 all the loaves of bread baked at the same time
2 (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent; "a batch of letters"; "a deal of trouble"; "a lot of money"; "he made a mint on the stock market"; "it must have cost plenty" [syn: deal, flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mint, muckle, peck, pile, plenty, pot, quite a little, raft, sight, slew, spate, stack, tidy sum, wad, whole lot, whole slew]
3 a collection of things or persons to be handled together [syn: clutch] v : batch together; assemble or process as a batch

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  • , /bætʃ/, /b}
  • 1996, T.F. Hoad, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Etymology, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0192830988

Etymology 2

from an abbreviation of the pronunciation of

Extensive Definition

Batch may refer to:
Other topics related to batch include:
batch in German: Batchbetrieb
batch in French: Traitement par lots
batch in Portuguese: Lote

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