[in-poo t]



of or relating to data or equipment used for input: The goal is to reduce input costs.

verb (used with object), in·put·ted or in·put, in·put·ting.

Computers. to enter (data) into a computer for processing.
to contribute (ideas, information, or suggestions) to a project, discussion, etc.

Origin of input

First recorded in 1745–55; in-1 + put Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for inputting

load, compute, program, run, digitize, computerize, initialize, input, keyboard

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Historical Examples of inputting

British Dictionary definitions for inputting



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
  1. the signal or current fed into a component or circuit
  2. 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

verb -puts, -putting, -put or -putted

(tr) to insert (data) into a computer
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Word Origin and History for inputting



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.

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