Input is the term denoting either an entrance or changes which are inserted into a system and which activate/modify a process. It is an abstract concept, used in the modeling, system(s) design and system(s) exploitation. It is usually connected with other terms, e.g., input field, input variable, input parameter, input value, input signal, input port, input device and input file (file format).

Input may refer to:

  • Advice (opinion), an opinion or recommendation offered as a guide to action, conduct
  • Information, any data entered into a computer or data processing system, see input output
  • The act of entering data into a computer or data processing system (see Input/output)
  • Input device, any peripheral (piece of computer hardware equipment) used to provide data and control signals to an information processing system (such as a computer)
  • Stimulus (physiology), a detectable change in the environment that influences an activity of an organism
  • Power consumption, an amount of power used by a system
  • International Public Television Screening Conference, an international public television organization
  • In economics, a factor of production, a resource employed to produce goods and services
Not to be confused with Impute (disambiguation).

Other articles related to "input, inputs":

Standard Streams - Application
... Users generally know those stream as a medium by which text incoming from input device, and text outcoming to display are handled ... As they are used for input and output devices, they generally contain text, a sequence of characters in a predetermined encoding, such as Latin-1 or UTF-8 ... be chained the output of a program being then the input of another one ...
Mealy Machine - Examples - Simple
... A simple Mealy machine has one input and one output ... Each transition edge is labeled with the value of the input (shown in red) and the value of the output (shown in blue) ... In this example, the output is the exclusive-or of the two most-recent input values thus, the machine implements an edge detector, outputting a one every ...
User Interface Techniques - Visualization Technique
... data entry and manipulation, and thus place greater emphasis on input than output ... The use of the term input technique further reinforces the central role of input ...
Data Envelopment Analysis
... not provide a general relationship (equation) relating output and input ... of the frontier be guessed beforehand by specifying a particular function relating output to input ... between multiple outputs and multiple inputs to be estimated ...

Famous quotes containing the word input:

    Celebrity is a mask that eats into the face. As soon as one is aware of being “somebody,” to be watched and listened to with extra interest, input ceases, and the performer goes blind and deaf in his overanimation. One can either see or be seen.
    John Updike (b. 1932)

    Family life is not a computer program that runs on its own; it needs continual input from everyone.
    Neil Kurshan (20th century)