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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.
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