What is an Entry?

Entry – A piece of writing posted to a blog, microblog, wiki, or other easy-access Web publishing platform.

Very often, an entry refers to a word, phrase, number, or other information that you might enter into a spreadsheet, file, or database. Although what you enter in one field may be more than one word or number, it’s considered to be a whole entry. An example, when filling out an online form your name, address, city, state, phone, e-mail, etc. could each be considered as one.

It also describes the process of a user or program gaining access to a computer or network.


Data entry is the process of inputting data or information into the computer using devices such as a keyboard, scanner, disk, and voice.

Direct input of data in the appropriate data fields of a database, through the use of a human data-input device such as a keyboard, mouse, stylus, or touch screen, or through speech recognition software. See also data capture and data logging.

These are a job where an employee inputs data into a computer from forms or other non-electronic forms of data. Today, many online data jobs available require the employee to enter the data into an online database.


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