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Definition 1: a component of production; something that goes into the production of output - [noun denoting artifact]

(input is a kind of ...) an artifact that is one of the individual parts of which a composite entity is made up; especially a part that can be separated from or attached to a system

"spare components for cars" "a component or constituent element of a system"

Definition 2: any stimulating information or event; acts to arouse action - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for input in the sense of this definition

(input is a kind of ...) knowledge acquired through study or experience or instruction

(... is a kind of input ) a stimulus with desirable consequences

(... is a kind of input ) a stimulus that provides information about what to do

(... is a kind of input ) (psychology) a stimulus that strengthens or weakens the behavior that produced it

(... is a kind of input ) the stimulus that is the occasion for a conditioned response

(... is a kind of input ) something causing antagonism or loss of interest

(... is a kind of input ) something causing excitement or stimulating interest

(... is a kind of input ) the sudden stimulation provided by strong drink (or certain drugs)

"a sidecar is a smooth drink but it has a powerful kick"

(... is a kind of input ) stimulation that calls up (draws forth) a particular class of behaviors

"the elicitation of his testimony was not easy"

(... is a kind of input ) a stimulus with undesirable consequences

Definition 3: signal going into an electronic system - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for input in the sense of this definition

(input is a kind of ...) any nonverbal action or gesture that encodes a message

"signals from the boat suddenly stopped"

Definition 4: a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief or adds information - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where input or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • from time to time she contributed a personal comment on his account
  • we would appreciate input from our users on how we can improve our software

Synonyms for input in the sense of this definition

(input is a kind of ...) a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc

"according to his statement he was in London on that day"

(... is a kind of input ) remark made spontaneously without prior preparation

"his ad-libs got him in trouble with the politicians"

(... is a kind of input ) a trite or obvious remark

(... is a kind of input ) a remark to which there is no polite conversational reply

(... is a kind of input ) an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect

"his parting shot was `drop dead'" "she threw shafts of sarcasm" "she takes a dig at me every chance she gets"

(... is a kind of input ) witty remark

(... is a kind of input ) a teasing remark

(... is a kind of input ) a remark expressing careful consideration

(... is a kind of input ) a remark that calls attention to something or someone

"she made frequent mention of her promotion" "there was no mention of it" "the speaker made several references to his wife"

(... is a kind of input ) an incidental remark

(... is a kind of input ) an opening remark intended to secure an advantage for the speaker

(... is a kind of input ) a courteous or respectful or considerate remark

(... is a kind of input ) a striking or amusing or caustic remark

"he always greeted me with a new zinger" "she tried to think of some killer of an argument, a real zinger that would disarm all opposition"

Definition 5: enter (data or a program) into a computer - [verb of contact]

(input is a kind of ...) put or introduce into something

"insert a picture into the text"

(input belongs to category ...) the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures

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