input-n; 4 Senses

Sense Number 1: a signal or stimulus entering a system

Commentary: INPUT[+entity][+stimulus][+incoming][+data[+sensory/+abstract]/+energy[+signal]] [+event][+stimulation][+external]

The input is a low frequency signal.
This experiment measures subjects' reactions to various sensory inputs.
Pen-based computers take input from a stylus.
The input to this computer program is an array of strings.

PropBank: input.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 3, 4

Sense Number 2: the act of putting in, infusion

Commentary: INPUT[+activity][+putting_in][+data/+substance]
NOTE: is a nominalization of the verb 'to input'

This valve insures a steady input of fuel into the main chamber.
Her input of new data into the model has created some unforeseen results.
The increased input of fertilizer led to greater crop yields.

PropBank: input.01
WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 1c

Sense Number 3: the entry location for a signal on a device

Commentary: INPUT[+location][+physical][+entry][+signal][+device]
NOTE: refers to a place on a device you can point to.

He measured the signal being fed through the system's main input.
That is not the correct plug to connect to this input.
The inputs to the old stereo speaker were corroded.

PropBank: NM
WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 4: contribution, such as suggestion or feedback

Commentary: INPUT[+entity][+symbolic][+information][+contributing][+suggestion/+critique]
NOTE: refers to human communication, not electronic or biochemical input (Sense 1)

Mary received very little input from the rest of her team in putting this report together.
We appreciate everyone's input at this meeting, thank you for coming.
John's thesis advisor gave him some valuable input on experimental design.

PropBank: input.02
WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 1d