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The Definition of - information (noun)

    noun
    1.
    knowledge communicated or received concerning a particular fact or circumstance; news:
    information concerning a crime.
    2.
    knowledge gained through study, communication, research, instruction, etc.; factual data:
    His wealth of general information is amazing.
    3.
    the act or fact of informing.
    4.
    an office, station, service, or employee whose function is to provide information to the public:
    The ticket seller said to ask information for a timetable.
    6.
    Law.
    1. an official criminal charge presented, usually by the prosecuting officers of the state, without the interposition of a grand jury.
    2. a criminal charge, made by a public official under oath before a magistrate, of an offense punishable summarily.
    3. the document containing the depositions of witnesses against one accused of a crime.
    7.
    (in information theory) an indication of the number of possible choices of messages, expressible as the value of some monotonic function of the number of choices, usually the logarithm to the base 2.
    8.
    Computers.
    1. important or useful facts obtained as output from a computer by means of processing input data with a program:
      Using the input data, we have come up with some significant new information.
    2. data at any stage of processing (input, output, storage, transmission, etc.).

Word Example of - information

    Example Sentences for information

    For a few minutes after receiving this information Bart was busy thinking.

    The event could not be long in amply proving the correctness of this information.

    I appreciate your sympathy, but what I need is action and information and answers.

    This information was circulated by the lady among all the passengers.

    Our information in regard to the coast people is very limited.

    I advertised that I would give a reward to any one who should bring me information of my son.

    That information has been referred to a Committee of the Whole.

    “I wonder whether you can give me a piece of information,” I said to the landlord.

    It was information which was bound to tempt the light-hearted Tom.

    The clerk behind the desk looked again at the information screen.

Word Origin & History of - information

    Word Origin & History

    information late 14c., "act of informing," from O.Fr. informacion, from L. informationem (nom. informatio) "outline, concept, idea," noun of action from informare (see inform). Meaning "knowledge communicated" is from c.1450. Short form info is attested from 1906. Infomercial (with commercial) and infotainment (with entertainment) are from 1983. Before infomercial was the print form, advertorial (1961).