Definition of “input” - English Dictionary

“input” in British English

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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

(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)