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input

1. Economics a resource required for industrial production, such as capital goods, labour services, raw materials, etc.
2. Electronics
a. the signal or current fed into a component or circuit
b. the terminals, or some other point, to which the signal is applied
3. Computing the data fed into a computer from a peripheral device

input

[′in‚pu̇t]
(computer science)
The information that is delivered to a data-processing device from the external world, the process of delivering this data, or the equipment that performs this process.
(electronics)
The power or signal fed into an electrical or electronic device.
The terminals to which the power or signal is applied.
(science and technology)
Those resources and other environmental factors converted by a system.

Input

(1)

input

(architecture)
Data transferred from the outside world into a computer system via some kind of input device.

Opposite: output.

input

(1) Data that is ready for entry into the computer.

(2) To enter data into the computer.
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There are now 170 staff at the new Coventry office including 14 family court advisers, 45 staff who have merged from Coventry and Northampton's local offices, an intake team of 54, three police officers, 30 data inputters, a finance department and human resources.
Our bookkeepers aren't just data inputters," she says.
Mr Meagher stressed that all of the jobs involved are backoffice IT functions, data inputters and analysts.
Data inputters, located in the Tallahassee office, are then responsible for entering that electronic data into the system.
The move has also seen 4,000 officers trained to input their own crimes instead of phoning crime inputters to record the details.
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So some bright spark in the NHS no doubt thought removing many of these inputters, medical secretaries and administrators, and replacing them with a 'super-duper' new software which would perform these tasks in a matter of minutes, made perfect sense.
Congratulations to the letter-writers for their organisation - something you cannot say to one of our inputters on the same subject.
Ms Amy Rymer, aged 23, and Ms Anita Pal, aged 26, data inputters at Barclays Bank, finished work at 3pm yesterday and headed straight for Victoria Square to cool off.
Also needed urgently are credit controllers, customer retention personnel and data inputters.