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input

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noun in·put \ˈin-ˌpu̇t\

Simple Definition of input

  • : advice or opinions that help someone make a decision

  • : information that is put into a computer

  • : something (such as power or energy) that is put into a machine or system

Full Definition of input

  1. 1 :  something that is put in: as a :  an amount put in <increased input of fertilizer increases crop yield> b :  power or energy put into a machine or system for storage, conversion in kind, or conversion of characteristics usually with the intent of sizable recovery in the form of output c :  a component of production (as land, labor, or raw materials) d :  information fed into a data processing system or computer e :  advice, opinion, comment f :  a stimulus that acts on and is integrated into a bodily system <sensory input>

  2. 2 :  the means by which or the point at which an input (as of energy, material, or data) is made

  3. 3 :  the act or process of putting in

Examples of input

  1. I need your input on what to have for dinner.

  2. She provided some valuable input at the start of the project.

  3. The computer gets its input from a keyboard or mouse.

  4. This VCR has several audio inputs.

  5. The job will require a considerable input of money.

  6. The data is ready for input into a computer.



Circa 1888

First Known Use of input

circa 1888


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input

verb in·put

Simple Definition of input

  • : to enter (information) into a computer

Full Definition of input

in·put·ted or inputin·put·ting

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to enter (as data) into a computer or data processing system

Examples of input

  1. She inputted the sales figures into the spreadsheet.



1946

First Known Use of input

1946

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