from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Something put into a system or expended in its operation to achieve output or a result, especially:
  • n. Energy, work, or power used to drive a machine.
  • n. Current, electromotive force, or power supplied to an electric circuit, network, or device.
  • n. Computer Science Information put into a communications system for transmission or into a computer system for processing.
  • n. Computer Science A position, terminal, or station at which input enters a system.
  • n. Any of the items, including materials, equipment, and funds, required for production.
  • n. The act of putting in; infusion: a steady input of fuel.
  • n. An amount put in.
  • n. Usage Problem Contribution of information or a comment or viewpoint: a discussion with input from all members of the group.
  • n. Usage Problem Information in general.
  • transitive v. Computer Science To enter (data or a program) into a computer.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act or process of putting in; infusion.
  • n. That which is put in, as in an amount.
  • n. Contribution, or share in a contribution.
  • n. Something fed into a process with the intention of it shaping or affecting the outputs of that process.
  • v. To put in; put on.
  • v. To enter data.
  • v. To accept data that is entered.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To put in; put on.
  • n. Contribution, or share in a contribution.
  • n. Specifically, the power which is received by any machine.
  • n. The amount of food material introduced into the body.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a component of production; something that goes into the production of output
  • v. enter (data or a program) into a computer
  • n. a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief or adds information
  • n. signal going into an electronic system
  • n. any stimulating information or event; acts to arouse action


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle English inputten, equivalent to in- +‎ put.


  • AssumeFPS ( "ntsc_film") set input = D: \test. avs set output = D: \imgseqtest_v. mkv set ref = 5 set bframes = 5 set x264Path = D: \x264. exe % x264Path% % input% -- preset fast -- ref % ref% -- bframes % bframes% -- output % output% avs [warning]: converting input clip to YV12 avs [info]

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  • Returns an array indexed using the keys from the $input array. pattern: The pattern to search for, as a string. flags: If set to PREG_GREP_INVERT, this function returns the elements of the input array that do not match the given $pattern. preg_last_error (void)


  • In parenting you also have a very close team effort of the parties involved to make the best informed decision for the child they look after ... it is not absurd that they obtain input from the child (third party) ... and it is not absurd that the decision they make isn't always the right one.

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  • After so many responses, I feel like my input is almost meaningless, but I will post because I feel so strongly about this topic.

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  • Because the input is actually scraping this page for the urls, as long as the format doesn't change, the pipe should stay up-to-date with this page.

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  • Your input is limited and so your actiosn are limited.

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  • One thing about music and games that might differ in the future is input from the user.

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  • She writes: I said that getting input is important, and has to happen.

    DeMorning DeBonis: Nov. 1, 2010

  • That level of input is still better than no input at all.

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  • The fellow will be assigned a primary mentor during the program whose job it will be to monitor progress and solicit evaluation input from the faculty.

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