batch noun

1 number of people/things

ADJ. large, small | whole A whole batch of original drawings will be on sale. | fresh, new He baked a fresh batch of rolls. Each summer a new batch of students tries to find work. | latest the latest batch of opinion polls

PREP. in the ~ How many books are there in each batch? We deliver the goods in batches. | ~ of a batch of letters

2 in computing

BATCH + NOUN job to process a batch job | file, program | processing | mode to run in batch mode | queue