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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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The United Kingdom's solution of requiring the testimony of any inputter of information would, in the context of expert testimony, be a significant departure from American law, but one that might make sense.
Similar to the repertoires in Case 1, the 'power-through-experience' repertoire is also used in conjunction with the dominant repertoire by those in supervisory posit ions, since they claim a greater managerial 'right' (legitimate authority) over the inputters because of their on-the-job experience (power through experience).
We are headed to an FM world where our junior enlisted are no longer just data inputters.
CAFCASS'S national business centre was first piloted in December 2009 in Birmingham with all applications screened by just four data inputters and one family court adviser.
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Some custody sergeants being replaced with police staff inputters.
It is also proposed to reduce the number of senior reporters by two and the number of inputters by one.
The papers were individually catalogued to TCD Library standards by Michelle Garvey and a team of trained metadata inputters with quality control provided by Geraldine Ryan, professional cataloguer and subject specialist in social sciences, economics and political sciences in TCD Library's Collection Management Department.
Photocopies of all the catalogs were made for us and sections of them distributed to several volunteer inputters, along with a set of the data-entry instructions to help analyze the data into pertinent fields.
Inputters are straight men, allowing sources to crack wise and showcase personality.
But since Lexis inputters tend to be enemies of the English language, you try "lien sale" and "ling sale, too.
Our bookkeepers aren't just data inputters," she says.