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 for input/output
From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  input/output
  
      (I/O) Communication between a
     computer and its users, its storage devices, other computers
     (via a network) or the outside world.  The devices the
     computer uses to do this are called "{peripherals".  What
     actually counts as I/O depends on what level of detail you are
     considering, e.g. communication between processors would not
     be considered I/O when considering a multiprocessor as a
     single system.
  
     Important aspects of I/O are throughput, latency, and
     whether the communications is synchronous or asynchronous
     (using some kind of buffer).
  
     (2003-12-04)
  

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