input

[in-poot]
noun
1.
something that is put in.
2.
the act or process of putting in.
3.
the power or energy supplied to a machine.
4.
the current or voltage applied to an electric or electronic circuit or device. Compare output ( def 4 ).
5.
Computers.
a.
data to be entered into a computer for processing.
b.
the process of introducing data into the internal storage of a computer.
6.
contribution of information, ideas, opinions, or the like: Before making a decision we need your input.
7.
the available data for solving a technical problem.
8.
Scot. a monetary contribution, as to charity.
adjective
9.
of or pertaining to data or equipment used for input: The goal is to reduce input costs.
verb (used with object), inputted or input, inputting.
10.
Computers. to enter (data) into a computer for processing.
11.
to contribute (ideas, information, or suggestions) to a project, discussion, etc.

Origin:
1745–55; in-1 + put

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input (ˈɪnˌpʊt)
 
n
1.  the act of putting in
2.  that which is put in
3.  (often plural) a resource required for industrial production, such as capital goods, labour services, raw materials, etc
4.  electronics
 a.  the signal or current fed into a component or circuit
 b.  the terminals, or some other point, to which the signal is applied
5.  computing the data fed into a computer from a peripheral device
6.  (modifier) of or relating to electronic, computer, or other input
 
vb , -puts, -putting, -put, -putted
7.  (tr) to insert (data) into a computer

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Word Origin & History

input
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 an obs. Scottish verb input (1498) meaning "to put in (prison, etc.)," but it died out long before this.
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Example sentences
If energy is inputted into a system its open and entropy has to wait for its turn to cause the downhill slide.
Information inputted on the add case screen will populate to the demographic screen within the family application.
Other resources: please ensure that figures are not inputted on both table.
Based on the data inputted, the model identifies staffing levels and budgeting.
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