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batch processing

Etymology: ME, baten, to bake
a processing mode used with computers in which accumulated similar programs and input data are processed simultaneously.

batch processing

Chemistry
The analysis of clinical specimens in a grouped “run”, which contrasts with the more labour-intensive testing of individual specimens.
 
Microbiology
The induction of bacterial growth in a closed-system bioreactor with a specific amount of nutrients; once nutrients are consumed, the system is drained of product and bacteria and a new “batch” of bacteria and nutrients are placed in the system.

batch processing,

n 1. data processing in which a number of similar input data items are grouped together and processed during a single machine run with the same program.
2. the processing of a group of instruments through sterilization or disinfection.
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