[ in-poo t ]
/ ˈɪnˌpʊt /
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.
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.
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British Dictionary definitions for inputting
/ (ˈɪnˌpʊt) /
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
verb -puts, -putting, -put or -putted
(tr) to insert (data) into a computer
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