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noun input pronunciation in American English /ˈɪnˌpʊt/
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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] help in the form of ideas, advice, or information, used in a process or in making a decision
    input from:

    Input from visiting scientists will increase the value of our work.

    input into/to:

    Teachers have considerable input into the school’s decision-making process.

    provide input into/to something:

    The surveys will provide valuable input into development planning.

  2. 2
    [countable/uncountable] computing information that is put into a computer or a piece of electronic equipment using another machine such as a keyboard or microphone

    The program accepts input from a variety of sources.

    1. a.
    2. b.
      [countable/uncountable] in psychology, information that your brain receives from your eyes, ears, or nerves
  3. 3
    [uncountable] physics electrical or other energy that is put into a machine

    an input socket


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