input

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From Middle English inputten, equivalent to in- +‎ put.

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input (plural inputs)

  1. The act or process of putting in; infusion.
  2. That which is put in, as in an amount.
  3. Contribution, or share in a contribution.
  4. Something fed into a process with the intention of it shaping or affecting the outputs of that process.

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input (third-person singular simple present inputs, present participle inputting, simple past and past participle input or inputted)

  1. (transitive) To put in; put on.
  2. (transitive) To enter data.
    The user inputs his date of birth and the computer displays his age.
  3. (transitive) To accept data that is entered.
    • 2009, J Stanley Warford, Computer Systems
      The program inputs a value for the integer variable num and compares it with the constant integer limit.

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