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Meaning of “input” in the English Dictionary

"input" in British English

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inputnoun

uk   us   /ˈɪn.pʊt/
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 ​carriesinformation 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

inputverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈɪn.pʊt/ (present participle inputting, past tense and past participle inputted or input)
(Definition of input from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"input" in American English

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inputnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈɪnˌpʊt/
information, ​money, or ​energy that is put into a ​system, ​organization, or ​machine so it can ​operate: [U] The ​cityplans to get input from ​localcommunitygroups. [C] This ​unit has three ​audio inputs (= ​places to ​connect other ​devices).
input
verb [T]  us   /ˈɪn·pʊt/ (present participle inputting, past tense and past participle input or inputted)
keyboardoperators inputting ​data
(Definition of input from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"input" in Business English

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inputnoun

uk   us   /ˈɪnpʊt/
[ U] help, ​ideas, or ​knowledge that someone gives to a ​project, ​organization, etc.: input from sb/sth We had a very ​productivemeeting with a lot of good input from the ​technicaldepartment. input on sth We want input on ​productdevelopment from ​employees and ​potentialcustomers.
[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 ​carriesinformation to a ​machine, or the ​place where this is ​connected: a ​digitalvideo input
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inputverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈɪnpʊt/ (inputting, inputted or input, inputted or input)
IT to put ​data into a ​computer: input data/details/information His ​account details had been input incorrectly.
(Definition of input from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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