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noun in·put \ˈin-ˌpu̇t\

Definition of input

  1. 1 :  something that is put in: such asa :  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 outputc :  a component of production (as land, labor, or raw materials)d :  information fed into a data processing system or computere :  advice, opinion, commentf :  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 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.

1653

First Known Use of input

1653


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verb in·put

Definition of input

inputted

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input

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inputting

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

Examples of input in a sentence

  1. She inputted the sales figures into the spreadsheet.

1946

First Known Use of input

1946

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INPUT Defined for English Language Learners

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noun in·put \ˈin-ˌpu̇t\

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


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verb in·put

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. 1 :  something (as power, a signal, or data) that is put into a machine or system

  2. 2 :  the point at which an input is made

  3. 3 :  the act of or process of putting in <the input of data>


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verb in·put

Definition of input for Students

inputted

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input

inputting

  1. :  to enter (as data) into a computer



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