Meaning of INPUT in English

I. ˈinˌpu̇t, usu -u̇d.+V noun

also im·put ˈimˌ-

Etymology: input from in (IV) + put (after put in, v.); imput alteration of input

1. : something that is put in: as

a. chiefly Scotland : a contribution of money

b. : an amount put in

increase the input of fertilizer

c. : power or energy put into a machine or system for storage (as into a storage battery) or for conversion in kind (as into a mechanically driven electric generator or a radio receiver) or conversion or characteristics (as into a transformer or electronic amplifier) usually with the intent of sizable recovery in the form of output

d. : a component of production (as land, labor, or materials)

inputs such as seed, twine, ginning fees, and containers — D.G.Johnson

e. : data or similar information fed into a computer or accounting machine


a. : the point at which an input (as of energy, material, or data) is made

b. : the method or equipment used in making an input

3. : the act, process, or an instance of putting in

requires a continuous input of energy both for maintenance and for propagation — G.A.Bartholomew & J.B.Birdsell

II. noun

: advice : opinion : comment

there can be nothing worse than input from well-meaning family — Sybil Steinberg

III. ˈinˌpu̇t, usually d.ˌV transitive verb

( in·put·ted or input ; in·put·ted or input ; in·put·ting ; in·puts )

Etymology: input , noun

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

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