I. noun Date: circa 1888 1. something that is put in: as a. an amount put in <
increased input of fertilizer increases crop yield
b. power or energy put into a machine or system for storage, conversion in kind, or conversion of characteristics usually with the intent of sizable recovery in the form of output c. a component of production (as land, labor, or raw materials) d. information fed into a data processing system or computer e. advice, opinion, comment f. a stimulus that acts on and is integrated into a bodily system <
sensory input
2. the means by which or the point at which an input (as of energy, material, or data) is made 3. the act or process of putting in II. transitive verb (inputted or input; inputting) Date: 1946 to enter (as data) into a computer or data processing system

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  • input — [in′poot΄] n. 1. the act of putting in 2. what is put in; specif., a) the amount of money, material, effort, etc. put into a project or process; investment b) electric current, voltage, or power put into a circuit, machine, etc. c) data or… …   English World dictionary

  • Input — (englisch für „Eingabe, Einspeisung“) steht für: Eingabe (Computer), von einem Computer verarbeitete Daten ein Befehl der Programmiersprache BASIC Arbeit oder geistige Energie eines Arbeitnehmers im Berufsleben Produktionsfaktoren in der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • input — (n.) 1793, a sum (of cash) put in, from IN (Cf. in) + PUT (Cf. 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 M.E. verb input (late 14c.) meaning to put in, place …   Etymology dictionary

  • input — now pronounced with the stress on the first syllable both as a noun and as a verb, has defied the linguistic obsolescence that might have been apparent to the OED editors and assumed a new life in the domains of statistics, psychology,… …   Modern English usage

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