Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Financial, Acronyms, Wikipedia.
Related to input: Input devices
1. Economics a resource required for industrial production, such as capital goods, labour services, raw materials, etc.
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
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
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.
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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
Data transferred from the outside world into a computer system via some kind of input device.
This article is provided by FOLDOC - Free Online Dictionary of Computing (foldoc.org)
input(1) Data that is ready for entry into the computer.
(2) To enter data into the computer.
Copyright © 1981-2019 by The Computer Language Company Inc. All Rights reserved. THIS DEFINITION IS FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY. All other reproduction is strictly prohibited without permission from the publisher.