Meaning of INPUT in English

INPUT

I. ˈin-ˌpu̇t noun

Date: circa 1888

1. : something that is put in: 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 (as land, labor, or raw materials)

d. : information fed into a data processing system or computer

e. : advice , opinion , comment

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

II. transitive verb

( in·put·ted or input ; in·put·ting )

Date: 1946

: to enter (as data) into a computer or data processing system

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.