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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 rule requiring accuracy of inputs, for example, requires the live testimony of the inputter when a machine representation relies on information provided by that inputter.
Extract 11 represents the comments of an ag ency inputter, and Extract 12 is from a bank employee:
Sunnie, who is also a data inputter at Domestic & General Insurance, Leicester Road, Bedworth, has an ambition to be a rap star, and started out among 20,000 hopefuls vying for the big time.
The petite mum-of-one was out on her lunch break from the Birmingham Post & Mail, where she works as an inputter, when the accident happened on Wednesday.
Alex Inwood, aged 27, a data inputter, of Grove Place, Leamington
Jackie Ward, an inputter for the Birmingham Post & Mail, was walking past the Colmore Plaza building site in Colmore Circus when the 6ft tall wooden fence was blown off its support just before 2.30pm yesterday.
The data inputter went missing on November 24 after going out with a friend to the nearby town of Baga.
"But he is looking forward to the trip and he has got himself a part-time job as a data inputter to raise some spending money for it."
The Walsall inquest heard the database inputter suffered a moderate level of carbon monoxide poisoning which had not been enough to kill her.
She claimed she was not aware that there were separate inputters and authorisers for the school's digital financial management system or that she had a dedicated password and username.