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inputnoun

uk   /ˈɪn.pʊt/ 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 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

inputverb [T]

uk   /ˈɪn.pʊt/ 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 city plans to get input from local community groups. [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
keyboard operators inputting data
(Definition of input from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"input" in Business English

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inputnoun

uk   /ˈɪnpʊt/ us  
[ 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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inputverb [T]

uk   /ˈɪnpʊt/ us   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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“input” in British English

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