- data to be entered into a computer for processing.
- the process of introducing data into the internal storage of a computer.
verb (used with object), in·put·ted or in·put, in·put·ting.
Examples from the Web for input
This story has been updated with input from the State Department.Syrian Defector: Assad Poised to Torture and Murder 150,000 More|Josh Rogin|July 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
With input from the university attorney, we developed a policy based on banning sticks.
That was the first big piece of input from my personal interest that was put in the film.‘Boyhood’ Star Ellar Coltrane: An Astonishing Debut 12 Years in the Making|Kevin Fallon|July 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Over a period of weeks, the hacker builds trust and then Bolton asks for your input on a new website he is launching.
Boahen noted that neurons in the brain take in input from many other neurons.
Rynason twisted himself so that he could speak directly into the input of the speaker.Warlord of Kor|Terry Gene Carr
For this transmitting set you need a transformer that has an input of 325 volts.The Radio Amateur's Hand Book|A. Frederick Collins
You remember that an offer was made you of your input and interest, and you declined?Gordon Keith|Thomas Nelson Page
At the particular level at which we input our mediating performance, we are in almost total control of our own efficiency.The Civilization of Illiteracy|Mihai Nadin
The Typewriter will operate in the input mode or the output mode.Preliminary Specifications: Programmed Data Processor Model Three (PDP-3)|Digital Equipment Corporation
British Dictionary definitions for input
- the signal or current fed into a component or circuit
- the terminals, or some other point, to which the signal is applied
verb -puts, -putting, -put or -putted
Word Origin and History for input
1793, "a sum (of cash) put in," from in + put. Computing sense of "data fed into a machine" is from 1948; the verb in the computing sense is attested from 1946. There was a Middle English verb input (late 14c.) meaning "to put in, place, set," but it died out long before this.