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input

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noun in·put \ ˈin-ˌpu̇t \

Definition of input

1 :something that is put in: such 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 (such as land, labor, or raw materials)
d :information fed into a data processing system or computer
f :a stimulus that acts on and is integrated into a bodily system
  • sensory input
2 :the means by which or the point at which an input (as of energy, material, or data) is made
3 :the act or process of putting in

Examples of input in a Sentence

  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.

Recent Examples of input from the Web

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First Known Use of input

1653

input Synonyms


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input

verb

Definition of input

inputted or input; inputting
transitive verb
:to enter (data) into a computer or data processing system

Examples of input in a Sentence

  1. She inputted the sales figures into the spreadsheet.

Recent Examples of input from the Web

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First Known Use of input

1946

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INPUT Defined for English Language Learners

input

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noun

Definition of input for English Language Learners

  • : 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


input

verb

Definition of input for English Language Learners

  • : to enter (information) into a computer


INPUT Defined for Kids

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input

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noun in·put \ ˈin-ˌpu̇t \

Definition of input for Students

1 :something (as power, a signal, or data) that is put into a machine or system
2 :the point at which an input is made
3 :the act of or process of putting in
  • the input of data

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input

verb

Definition of input for Students

inputted or input; inputting
:to enter (as data) into a computer


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