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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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