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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
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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

Input

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input

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

Opposite: output.
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input

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

(2) To enter data into the computer.
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Given the "distributed cognition" between man and technology that underlies machine conveyances, meaningful impeachment of the machine source might also involve scrutiny of the character or capacity of human programmers, inputters, and operators.
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).
Working on the machine beside the other associate, who is chewing aspirin to chase away a headache that he's had ever since he started at the finn, you ask Lexis to look for any cases containing the word line sale." But since Lexis inputters tend to be enemies of the English language, you try "lien sale" and "ling sale, too." You also type in "union" and employer," just in case.
"It's good to have it all in one place." The move has also seen 4,000 officers trained to input their own crimes instead of phoning crime inputters to record the details.
See Page 61 for hundreds of thousands of opportunities in accountancy and finance from trainee stock market traders to bookkeepers, data inputters and financial analysts.
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.