Meaning of INPUT in English
n. & v.
n. 1 what is put in or taken in, or operated on by any process or system. 2 Electronics a a place where, or a device through which, energy, information, etc., enters a system (a tape recorder with inputs for microphone and radio). b energy supplied to a device or system; an electrical signal. 3 the information fed into a computer. 4 the action or process of putting in or feeding in. 5 a contribution of information etc.
v.tr. (inputting; past and past part. input or inputted) (often foll. by into) 1 put in. 2 Computing supply (data, programs, etc., to a computer, program, etc.). input- (or input/) output Computing etc. of, relating to, or for input and output. inputter n.
Concise Oxford English dictionary. Краткий оксфордский словарь английского языка. 2012