Input



[in-poo t] /ˈɪnˌpʊt/

noun
1.
something that is put in.
2.
the act or process of putting in.
3.
the power or energy supplied to a machine.
4.
the current or voltage applied to an electric or electronic circuit or device.
Compare (def 4).
5.
Computers.

6.
contribution of information, ideas, opinions, or the like:
Before making a decision we need your input.
7.
the available data for solving a technical problem.
8.
Scot. a monetary contribution, as to charity.
adjective
9.
of or relating to data or equipment used for input:
The goal is to reduce input costs.
verb (used with object), inputted or input, inputting.
10.
Computers. to enter (data) into a computer for processing.
11.
to contribute (ideas, information, or suggestions) to a project, discussion, etc.
/ˈɪnˌpʊt/
noun
1.
the act of putting in
2.
that which is put in
3.
(often pl) a resource required for industrial production, such as capital goods, labour services, raw materials, etc
4.
(electronics)

5.
(computing) the data fed into a computer from a peripheral device
6.
(modifier) of or relating to electronic, computer, or other input
verb -puts, -putting, -put, -putted
7.
(transitive) to insert (data) into a computer
n.

1793, “a sum (of cash) put in,” from in + put. Computing sense of “data fed into a machine” is from 1948; the verb in the computing sense is attested from 1946. There was a Middle English verb input (late 14c.) meaning “to put in, place, set,” but it died out long before this.

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architecture
Data transferred from the outside world into a computer system via some kind of input device.
Opposite: output.
(1997-04-28)

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