batch operation

in analysis
The operation of an @[email protected] in such a way that one or more analytical procedures must be completed for a @[email protected] of samples before the next @[email protected] can be started. This term batch usually implies a @[email protected] of a variably sized group of samples, the size of which is not related to a particular type of instrument.
PAC, 1989, 61, 1657. (Nomenclature for automated and mechanised analysis (Recommendations 1989)) on page 1661 [Terms] [Paper]