Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “input”

input

noun uk   /ˈɪn.pʊt/ us  
B2 [C or U] something such as energy, money, or information that is put into a system, organization, or machine so that it can operate: I didn't have much input into the project (= the help I gave was small). The power input will come largely from hydroelectricity. [C] specialized electronics the part that carries information to a machine, or the place where this is connected: The inputs for the CD-ROM are at the back of the computer. an input device

input

verb [T] uk   /ˈɪn.pʊt/ (present participle inputting, past tense and past participle inputted or input) us  
to put information into a computer or other piece of electronic equipment: I've spent the morning inputting data into the computer.
(Definition of input from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of input?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “input” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

give the green light to sth

to give permission for someone to do something or for something to happen

Word of the Day

Highly delighted, bitterly disappointed, ridiculously cheap: adverbs for emphasis.

by Liz Walter,
October 22, 2014
We often make adjectives stronger by putting an adverb in front of them. The most common ones are very and, for a stronger meaning, extremely: He was very pleased. The ship is extremely large. However, we don’t use very or extremely for adjectives that already have a strong meaning, for example fantastic,

Read More 

life tracking noun

October 20, 2014
the use of one or more devices or apps to monitor health, exercise, how time is spent, etc.

Read More