batch operation

in analysis
The operation of an analytical instrument in such a way that one or more analytical procedures must be completed for a sequence of samples before the next sequence can be started. This term batch usually implies a sequence 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 (