Meaning of INPUT in English

/in"poot'/ , n., adj., v., inputted or input, inputting .


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. Cf. output (def. 4).

5. Computers.

a. data to be entered into a computer for processing.

b. the process of introducing data into the internal storage of a computer.

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.


9. of or pertaining to data or equipment used for input: The keyboard is my computer's main input device.


10. Computers. to enter (data) into a computer for processing.

11. to contribute (ideas, information, or suggestions) to a project, discussion, etc.

[ 1745-55; IN- 1 + PUT ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .