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input/output

[ in-poot-out-poot ]
/ ˈɪnˌpʊtˈaʊtˌpʊt /
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noun
the process of input or output, encompassing the devices, techniques, media, and data used: A good first step in designing a program is to define the input/output.
adjective
pertaining to input or output: Early input/output devices were slow.Abbreviation: I/O
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Origin of input/output

First recorded in 1910–15
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British Dictionary definitions for input/output

input/output

noun computing
the data or information that is passed into or out of a computerAbbreviation: I/O
(modifier) concerned with or relating to such passage of data or information
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