Definition of Input

1. Noun. Signal going into an electronic system.

Exact synonyms: Input Signal
Generic synonyms: Sign, Signal, Signaling

2. Verb. Enter (data or a program) into a computer.
Category relationships: Computer Science, Computing
Generic synonyms: Enter, Infix, Insert, Introduce

3. Noun. A statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief or adds information. "From time to time she contributed a personal comment on his account"

4. Noun. Any stimulating information or event; acts to arouse action.

5. Noun. A component of production; something that goes into the production of output.
Generic synonyms: Component, Constituent, Element

Definition of Input

1. Noun. The act or process of putting in; infusion. ¹

2. Noun. That which is put in, as in an amount. ¹

3. Noun. Contribution, or share in a contribution. ¹

4. Noun. Something fed into a process with the intention of it shaping or affecting the outputs of that process. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To put in; put on. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To enter data. ¹

7. Verb. (transitive) To accept data that is entered. ¹

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Definition of Input

1. to enter data into a computer [v -PUTTED, -PUTTING, -PUTS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Input

input (current term)
input-output section
input-output sections
input-output table
input data
input device
input devices
input file
input program
input routine
input signal

Literary usage of Input

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. SAS 9.1.3 Language Reference: Concepts by SAS Institute (2005)
"You can also combine styles of input in a single input statement. For details about the styles of input, see the input statement in SAS Language Reference: ..."

2. Step-by-Step Programming with Base SAS(R) Software by SAS Institute (2001)
"The data lines must have two blank spaces between the values for the variable Name and the variable Team for the input statement to correctly read the data. ..."

3. Experimental Electrical Engineering and Manual for Electrical Testing for by Vladimir Karapetoff (1922)
"(2) The input into the secondary is reduced by the percentage of slip and the result is taken ... An Example of Computation of Output from input and Losses. ..."

4. Technical Digest edited by G. W. Day, D. L. Franzen, P. A. Williams (1999)
"The maximum pulse broadening versus to the input SOP is related to the DGD at the signal wavelength. The results demonstrate the possibility to achieve ..."

5. Cartanian Geometry, Nonlinear Waves, and Control Theory by Robert Hermann (1979)
"LINEAR input-OUTPUT SYSTEMS It is well known that a nifty general framework for much of what engineers call “systems theory” is a gadget of the form: ..."

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