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
It takes a little practice to get a feel for how much response results from input into that steering knob.Backing up a trailer is really hard, but this $100,000 SUV offers a new solution | Dan Carney | November 19, 2020 | Popular-Science
The plane also now compares input from two external sensors rather than one.FAA lifts ban on Boeing 737 Max after crashes in 2018 and 2019 grounded the jet | Michael Laris, Lori Aratani, Ian Duncan | November 19, 2020 | Washington Post
It’s not about local input in decision-making on public lands, either.
The result of a violent input of energy, shock waves are marked by an abrupt increase in temperature, density and pressure.Giant lasers help re-create supernovas’ explosive, mysterious physics | Emily Conover | November 12, 2020 | Science News
The current Council members, Fairman said, are best equipped to make decisions on the franchise fee because they’ve heard all the public input while learning about it for over a year.What a Delayed Energy Contract Means for San Diego | MacKenzie Elmer | November 11, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
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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