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Topic: FOOD

Date: 1400-1500
Origin: From an unrecorded Old English bæcce 'something baked', from bacan; BAKE

batch

noun
     
batch [countable]
1 a group of people or things that arrive or are dealt with together
batch of
Every day another batch of papers reaches the manager demanding his attention.
2DFMD a quantity of food, medicine etc that is produced or prepared at the same time
batch of
She was in the kitchen taking a batch of bread out of the oven.
3TD a set of jobs that are dealt with together on a computer:
an overnight batch file
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