• 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.
    • ***
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

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