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input

1 noun
     
Related topics: Computers
in‧put1 W3
1TD [uncountable] information that is put into a computer [≠ output]:
If the input data specified it, the file will close and the process terminates.
2 [uncountable and countable] ideas, advice, money, or effort that you put into a job or activity in order to help it succeed
input into/to
Farmers contributed most of the input into the survey.
input from
We'll need input from community nurses.
3 [uncountable and countable] technical electrical power that is put into a machine for it to use

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