What does vin and vout signifies? what is the purpose of vin and vout.

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I read the reference given by you but still that hasn't cleared my doubts. I am not getting the significance of vin and vout.
related to an answer for: How to read a transaction ?
asked Mar 3, 2020 by anonymous

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Each transaction has inputs and outputs, where vin is the set of inputs and vout is the set of outputs in the raw transaction description. Each transaction input spends a previous transaction output. Some transaction outputs can be spent, while others contain only data (look for OP_RETURN) and cannot be spent. Generally speaking you do not need to worry about this unless you are buliding transactions at a low level.

answered Mar 4, 2020 by MultiChain