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/ ˈɪnˌpʊtˈaʊtˌpʊt /
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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.
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
Words nearby input/output
in proportion, in propria persona, in public, input, input device, input/output, input-output analysis, inqilab, inquartation, inquest, in question
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How to use input/output in a sentence
Standardized input-output bus structures designed to simplify interfacing to computers have recently been developed.
Unless an appropriate set of standard input-output devices is provided, the computer will not be used efficiently.
The PDP-3 is designed to accommodate a variety of input-output equipment.Preliminary Specifications: Programmed Data Processor Model Three (PDP-3)|Digital Equipment Corporation
The method of operation of PDP-3 with these optional devices is similar to the standard input-output equipment.Preliminary Specifications: Programmed Data Processor Model Three (PDP-3)|Digital Equipment Corporation
British Dictionary definitions for input/output
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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