Input - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈɪnpʊt|  American pronunciation of the word input
Brit.  |ˈɪnpʊt|  British pronunciation of the word input
irregular verb:  p.t. — input or inputted  p.p. — input or inputted


- signal going into an electronic system
- a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief or adds information (syn: comment, remark)
we would appreciate input from our users on how we can improve our software
- any stimulating information or event; acts to arouse action (syn: stimulant, stimulation, stimulus)
- a component of production; something that goes into the production of output


- enter (data or a program) into a computer

Extra examples

I need your input on what to have for dinner.

She provided some valuable input at the start of the project.

The computer gets its input from a keyboard or mouse.

This VCR has several audio inputs.

The job will require a considerable input of money.

The data is ready for input into a computer.

She inputted the sales figures into the spreadsheet.

There has been a big input of resources into the project from industry.

Plug the yellow cable into the Video Input on the TV or VCR.

If the input data specified it, the file will close and the process terminates.

Farmers contributed most of the input into the survey.

We'll need input from community nurses.

The information is input to our computer system.

I will forever be grateful for his considerable input.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: input
he/she/it: inputs
present participle: inputting
past tense: input or inputted
past participle: input or inputted
singular: input
plural: inputs
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