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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈɪnpʊt/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈɪnˌpʊt/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(inpŏŏt′)


Inflections of 'input' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
inputs
v 3rd person singular
inputting
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
input
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
inputted
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
input
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
inputted
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
in•put /ˈɪnˌpʊt/USA pronunciation   n., adj., v.,  -put•ted or -put, -put•ting. 
n. 
  1. [countable] something put in.
  2. [uncountable] the act or process of putting in.
  3. [uncountable] the energy supplied to a machine.
  4. Computing[uncountable]
    • data entered into a computer for processing.
  5. contribution of information, ideas, etc.:[uncountable]Before making a decision we need your input.

adj. [before a noun]
  1. Computingof or relating to data or equipment used for input:a computer's main input device.

v. [+ object]
  1. Computingto enter (data) into a computer for processing:You simply input the customer's name and address here.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
in•put  (inpŏŏt′),USA pronunciation n., adj., v.,  -put•ted  or -put, -put•ting. 
n. 
  1. something that is put in.
  2. the act or process of putting in.
  3. the power or energy supplied to a machine.
  4. Electricitythe current or voltage applied to an electric or electronic circuit or device. Cf. output (def. 4).
  5. Computing
    • data to be entered into a computer for processing.
    • the process of introducing data into the internal storage of a computer.
  6. contribution of information, ideas, opinions, or the like:Before making a decision we need your input.
  7. the available data for solving a technical problem.
  8. Scottish Termsa monetary contribution, as to charity.

adj. 
  1. Computingof or pertaining to data or equipment used for input:The keyboard is my computer's main input device.

v.t. 
  1. Computingto enter (data) into a computer for processing.
  2. to contribute (ideas, information, or suggestions) to a project, discussion, etc.
  • in-1 + put 1745–55

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
input /ˈɪnˌpʊt/ n
  1. the act of putting in
  2. that which is put in
  3. (often plural) a resource required for industrial production, such as capital goods, labour services, raw materials, etc
  4. the signal or current fed into a component or circuit
  5. the data fed into a computer from a peripheral device
  6. (modifier) of or relating to electronic, computer, or other input
vb ( -puts, -putting, -put, -putted)
  1. (transitive) to insert (data) into a computer
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