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noun input pronunciation in British English /ˈɪnpʊt/
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singularinput
pluralinputs
  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.
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  2. 3
    [uncountable] physics electrical or other energy that is put into a machine
    an input socket

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