something that is put in.
the act or process of putting in.
the power or energy supplied to a machine.
the current or voltage applied to an electric or electronic circuit or device.: Compare output (def. 4).
data to be entered into a computer for processing.
the process of introducing data into the internal storage of a computer.
contribution of information, ideas, opinions, or the like: Before making a decision we need your input.
the available data for solving a technical problem.
Scot. a monetary contribution, as to charity.
of or relating to data or equipment used for input: The goal is to reduce input costs.
Computers. to enter (data) into a computer for processing.
to contribute (ideas, information, or suggestions) to a project, discussion, etc.
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How to use input in a sentence
Canix’s solution employs a robust enterprise resource planning platform with a steep tilt toward reducing the time it takes to input data.Canix aims to ease cannabis cultivators’ regulatory bookkeeping | Matt Burns | September 17, 2020 | TechCrunch
Caputo had defended Alexander’s work as merely providing input and noted that this advice was often not heeded.The Trump administration’s politicization of coronavirus comes to a head | Aaron Blake | September 16, 2020 | Washington Post
Show them you appreciate their input by offering a small discount or another incentive once the survey is completed.How to drive digital innovation necessary during the pandemic | Nick Chasinov | September 16, 2020 | Search Engine Watch
We developed a phased approach to returning to work that is driven by data and input from medical experts.How the Best Workplaces in Manufacturing have risen to the COVID-19 challenge | lbelanger225 | September 10, 2020 | Fortune
I clicked on the news tab and would search the articles from the past week or the past 24 hours and then I would input those articles into my spreadsheet.Data on COVID-19 outbreaks in schools was sparse, so this teacher collected it herself | By Audrey Goodson Kingo/Working Mother | September 4, 2020 | Popular-Science
Swinging high in the air, squeezing into a nook, or rolling down a hill might provide these sorts of sensory input.
In an interview, Buchen said several groups, including Cline and the WMC, gave input on the bill.
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 | THE 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 | THE DAILY BEAST
He had been sitting there waiting for that green line to move a full minute after the input signal had ceased.Unwise Child | Gordon Randall Garrett
There was a sharp fall-off on both sides of the input so direction could be precisely determined.Deathworld | Harry Harrison
This system provides the programmer with a packaged means of accomplishing input and output requirements.IBM 1401 Programming Systems | Anonymous
This is a big subject, partly because the organization of computers for input and output of data varies with the manufacturer.On-Line Data-Acquisition Systems in Nuclear Physics, 1969 | H. W. Fulbright et al.
However, once interfaced, these machines permit rapid input of data.On-Line Data-Acquisition Systems in Nuclear Physics, 1969 | H. W. Fulbright et al.
British Dictionary definitions for input
the act of putting in
that which is put in
(often plural) a resource required for industrial production, such as capital goods, labour services, raw materials, etc
the signal or current fed into a component or circuit
the terminals, or some other point, to which the signal is applied
computing the data fed into a computer from a peripheral device
(modifier) of or relating to electronic, computer, or other input
(tr) to insert (data) into a computer
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