inputs

  

Definition

Resources such as people, raw materials, energy, information, or finance that are put into a system (such as an economy, manufacturing plant, computer system) to obtain a desired output. Inputs are classified under costs in accounting.

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  • There were too many inputs on the television and it made me feel really confused because I didn't know where to plug anything in.

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  • You need to make sure that you always know what your inputs are and that you have enough of them for the job.

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  • When calculating the cost of goods sold for a particular item it is important to include not only the direct inputs such as raw materials but also indirect costs such as labor and overhead.

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