Definition of fan-out in English:



  • The number of inputs that can be connected to a specified output.

    ‘And then there's the simple fact that when you're dealing with a one-to-many fan-out of the type that broadcasting represents, using RF via broadcast or satellite makes much more sense in terms of efficient resource use.’
    • ‘Second, layout designers quickly learn to relax the spacing between PCI Express signal lines so that bumps can be easily added intermittently without impacting the fan-out of the overall PCI Express bus.’
    • ‘Expanders provide the necessary fan-out to create large enterprise-worthy configurations while maintaining legacy compatibility with today's proven SCSI software.’



/ˈfanˌout/ /ˈfænˌaʊt/