Input vs Keypress - What's the difference?

input | keypress |

As nouns the difference between input and keypress

is that input is the act or process of putting in; infusion while keypress is the depression of an input key; a keystroke.

As a verb input

is to put in; put on.



(wikipedia input)


(en noun)
  • The act or process of putting in; infusion.
  • That which is put in, as in an amount.
  • Contribution, or share in a contribution.
  • Something fed into a process with the intention of it shaping or affecting the outputs of that process.
  • Derived terms

    * input device


  • To put in; put on.
  • To data.
  • The user inputs his date of birth and the computer displays his age.
  • To accept data that is entered.
  • * 2009 , J Stanley Warford, Computer Systems
  • The program inputs a value for the integer variable num and compares it with the constant integer limit.



    Alternative forms

    * key press


  • The depression of an input key; a keystroke.
  • (computing) The buffered electrical signal resulting from such an event, sometimes distinguished from the release.