Meaning of INPUT in English

INPUT

/ ˈɪnpʊt; NAmE / noun , verb

■ noun

1.

[ C , U ] input (into / to sth) | input (of sth) time, knowledge, ideas, etc. that you put into work, a project, etc. in order to make it succeed; the act of putting sth in :

Her specialist input to the discussions has been very useful.

I'd appreciate your input on this.

There has been a big input of resources into the project from industry.

2.

[ U ] ( computing ) the act of putting information into a computer; the information that you put in :

data input

This program accepts input from most word processors.

3.

[ C ] ( technical ) a place or means for electricity, data, etc. to enter a machine or system

—compare output

■ verb

( in·put·ting , input , input ) or ( in·put·ting , in·put·ted , in·put·ted ) [ vn ] to put information into a computer :

to input text / data / figures

—compare output

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