1. General. Productivity of a process, machine, procedure or system over a period of time and is expressed as a figure of merit such as output per hour, cash turnover or shipped order numbers. 2. Computing. Measure of a system’s performance to send data through all of its components, measured in speed in gigahertz. 3. Data communications. Efficiency measure expressed as transfer of data rate. Used in transfer between computers. 4. Internet. Measure of the performance of a web server. 5. Manufacturing. Speed of processing measured by output over a period of time.

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