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input

noun
 
 
/ˈɪnpʊt/
[ U] help, ideas, or knowledge that someone gives to a project, organization, etc.: input from sb/sth We had a very productive meeting with a lot of good input from the technical department. input on sth We want input on product development from employees and potential customers.
[C or U] ECONOMICS a resource such as materials or labour that is involved in producing something and has a cost that affects profits: The majority of input costs are related to the cost of the workforce.
[ U] IT the information that you put into a computer: Words in the input that are not spelled correctly will be highlighted.
[ U] IT the act of putting information into a computer: fields used for data input
[C] IT a part that carries information to a machine, or the place where this is connected: a digital video input
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