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Definition of "batches" []

  • A group or set of usually similar objects or people, esp if sent off, handled, or arriving at the same time (noun)
  • The bread, cakes, etc, produced at one baking (noun)
  • The amount of a material needed for an operation (noun)
  • 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 (noun)
  • To group (items) for efficient processing (verb)
  • To handle by batch processing (verb)
  • Plural form of batch. (noun)

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  • Third-person singular simple present indicative form of batch. (verb)

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Use "batches" in a sentence
  • "I assign ISBNs to each edition (ISBNs are purchased in batches from a government agency)."
  • "Feedback is important to me, I leave feedback in batches, meaning once every two weeks, I leave feedback for everything I have sold during that time, regardless of if I have recieved feedback or not."
  • "Sometimes they turn up in batches from the same seller, as someone turns out Granny’s old magazines and finds a clutch of them."