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A non-interactive, one-way transmission of data that does not require an immediate response, if at all.
A command-line parameter available for some programs that enables running of a program as a separate process in a batch queue; the program job may execute immediately as a separate process or may wait in a batch queue to execute at a later time. After the job is submitted to batch, the terminal is freed for other work.
A group of clinical specimens that are processed at the same time.
A specific quantity of material or drug substance processed in one run or a series of runs, and thus expected to result in a homogenous end-product.