• WordNet 3.6
    • v input enter (data or a program) into a computer
    • n input a component of production; something that goes into the production of output
    • n input any stimulating information or event; acts to arouse action
    • n input a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief or adds information "from time to time she contributed a personal comment on his account"
    • n input signal going into an electronic system
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • input To put in; put on.
    • n input Contribution, or share in a contribution.
    • n input Specifically, the power which is received by any machine. It includes the power actually required to do the work performed by the machine and the power necessary to run the machine itself.
    • n input The amount of food material introduced into the body.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Input in′pōōt (Scot.) contribution.
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  • Paul G. Thomas
    Paul G. Thomas
    “Until input thought is linked to a goal purpose there can be no intelligent accomplishment.”
  • Norman Cousins
    “All this sensory input, which begins in the brain, has its effect throughout the body.”


In literature:

Software does not sit still when it works; it "runs," it interacts with itself and with its own inputs and outputs.
"Hacker Crackdown" by Bruce Sterling
But the important input is the wetware, the brains.
"After the Rain" by Sam Vaknin
It probably led to another change in dietary habits; it certainly led to a greater labour input per person, i.e.
"A history of China., [3d ed. rev. and enl.]" by Wolfram Eberhard
Rynason twisted himself so that he could speak directly into the input of the speaker.
"Warlord of Kor" by Terry Gene Carr
The efficiency of the boiler is the output divided by the input.
"Engineering Bulletin No 1: Boiler and Furnace Testing" by Rufus T. Strohm
And civilian input wouldn't hurt, either, so see if Their Highnesses would care to join us.
"The Alembic Plot" by Ann Wilson
He shifted the generator's cable from the communicator's input to the feed-in for preamplified signal.
"The Machine That Saved The World" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
There was a sharp fall-off on both sides of the input so direction could be precisely determined.
"Deathworld" by Harry Harrison
The details of the In-Out Transfer variations are listed under Input-Output.
"Preliminary Specifications: Programmed Data Processor Model Three (PDP-3)" by Digital Equipment Corporation
We sometimes speak of the C-circuit as the "input" circuit and the B-circuit as the "output" circuit of the tube.
"Letters of a Radio-Engineer to His Son" by John Mills
All he had to do was unclip it and reconnect it to the drone-control input.
"The Scarlet Lake Mystery" by Harold Leland Goodwin
He sighed, tugged at his wisp of beard, and called up the data input file for SORT.
"Project Cyclops" by Thomas Hoover
However, no disturbing sensory inputs were observed during the weightless period.
"Significant Achievements in Space Bioscience 1958-1964" by National Aeronautics and Space Administration

In poetry:

But glass and lines must be
No means our firm substantial love to keep ;
Near death inflicts this lethargy,
And this I murmur in my sleep ;
Inpute this idle talk, to that I go,
For dying men talk often so.
"A Valediction of my Name in the Window" by John Donne

In news:

Cons Low input capacity (150 sheets) is both standard and maximum.
The leakage input parameter was set to 2.75 in.3/sec for all the previous investigations.
The E-Verify login page requires users to input user identification code and a password for entry.
The OM-CP-RTDTEMP101A model accepts 2-, 3- or 4-wire 100 pt RTD input.
Data logging can be by time interval, on event, or on user input.
These digitizers include isolated input channels that can measure up to 250 V.
He will be responsible for distributor relations, as well as marketing and promotions, and will have input into trade show decisions.
The SoundSticks lack multiple inputs and don't produce the power or rumble that the Mako can, however.
Sen Lamar Alexander claims no input on TVA picks.
Motion controller with Ethernet, takes encoder inputs up to 15 MHz .
There's still time for Martin County residents to provide input on proposed mooring , anchoring regulations.
John Akers, the editor of Basketball Times, recently asked me for some input on a series that determines the four subjects on the Mount Rushmore of basketball for various schools.
Good support for AVI/WMV input.
Industry seeks input on TSA's onerous airport badge rules.

In science:

Correspondingly, the noise in the input beam (Xin , Yin ) does not contribute to the equivalent input noise in eq. 4.
Evaluating quantum teleportation of coherent states
Let a and b be the input edges for a positive crossing, with a the label of the undercrossing input and b the label on the overcrossing input.
Bi-oriented Quantum Algebras, and a Generalized Alexander Polynomial for Virtual Links
At a positive crossing with over input b and under input a, the under output is labeled a b and the over output is labeled b a .
Bi-oriented Quantum Algebras, and a Generalized Alexander Polynomial for Virtual Links
At a negative crossing with over input b and under input a, the under output is labeled a b and the over output is labeled b a .
Bi-oriented Quantum Algebras, and a Generalized Alexander Polynomial for Virtual Links
When x 6= y are two such input, we clearly have that x cannot be a prefix of y , and hence the set of inputs forms what is called a prefix code .
Algorithmic Chaos
We find that the distribution M(4, k) for an input coherent state is the same as the one for the single photon input , i.e., the two different inputs result in the same photon-number distribution.
Simulation of quantum random walks using interference of classical field
We have seen that a multiplier a> 1 or a large number n of feedback taps promotes a robust uniformity of the PRNs, even if the input numbers are non uniform. A quantitative measure of this robustness is given by the entropy of the output value ri , conditioned on the input variables ri(cid:0)1 ; : : : ; ri(cid:0)q .
Entropy of Pseudo Random Number Generators
In the opening subsection, we introduce the linear systems under investigation, their corresponding input-output behavior (response), and some requisite material on the realization theory of input-output operators.
Coarse graining and control theory model reduction
This is important because the exact form of the experiment fully determines its input-output characteristics (i.e. the input-output operator).
Coarse graining and control theory model reduction
For example, in the case of a multi–dimensional data set, processing of values from one input of a neural network can be influenced by values at another input of the neural network, what may model well the patterns in the training set.
On Interference of Signals and Generalization in Feedforward Neural Networks
Each of the neurons in the layer Li+1 has Ni + 1 inputs, Ni of which are from the neurons in the preceding layer and a single input is from the bias element.
On Interference of Signals and Generalization in Feedforward Neural Networks
Each of the input space diagrams shows with translucent lines the zeroes of the outputs of the first hidden layer neurons, that is it shows the hyperplanes P 0 j , against the common input values from the input layer.
On Interference of Signals and Generalization in Feedforward Neural Networks
The feedforward loop triad has three roles: X (input node), Y (internal - secondary input) node and Z (output node) b. 4-node simple generalizations of the feedforward loop.
Topological Generalizations of network motifs
The multi-output FFL has a single input node X, a single internal node Y (secondary input) and a number of output nodes Z1 ..
Topological Generalizations of network motifs
These input functions could in principle be implemented by simple neurons which integrate weighted inputs.
Topological Generalizations of network motifs