Definition of Information

1. Noun. A message received and understood.




2. Noun. Knowledge acquired through study or experience or instruction.

3. Noun. Formal accusation of a crime.
Generic synonyms: Accusal, Accusation

4. Noun. A collection of facts from which conclusions may be drawn. "Statistical data"
Exact synonyms: Data
Generic synonyms: Accumulation, Aggregation, Assemblage, Collection
Specialized synonyms: Accounting Data, Metadata, Raw Data
Derivative terms: Inform

5. Noun. (communication theory) a numerical measure of the uncertainty of an outcome. "The signal contained thousands of bits of information"
Exact synonyms: Entropy, Selective Information
Category relationships: Communication Theory, Communications
Generic synonyms: Information Measure

Definition of Information

1. n. The act of informing, or communicating knowledge or intelligence.

Definition of Information

1. Noun. Things that are or can be known about a given topic; communicable knowledge of something. (defdate from 14th c.) ¹

2. Noun. The act of informing or imparting knowledge; notification. (defdate from 14th c.) ¹

3. Noun. (legal) A statement of criminal activity brought before a judge or magistrate; in the UK, used to inform a magistrate of an offence and request a warrant; in the US, an accusation brought before a judge without a grand jury indictment. (defdate from 15th c.) ¹

4. Noun. (obsolete) The act of informing against someone, passing on incriminating knowledge; accusation. (defdate 14th-17th c.) ¹

5. Noun. (rare) The systematic imparting of knowledge; education, training. (defdate from 14th c.) ¹

6. Noun. (rare) The creation of form; the imparting of a given quality or characteristic; forming, animation. (defdate from 17th c.) ¹

7. Noun. (Christianity) Divine inspiration. (defdate from 15th c.) ¹

8. Noun. (information theory) Any unambiguous abstract data, the smallest possible unit being the bit. (defdate from 20th c.) ¹

9. Noun. A service provided by telephone which provides listed telephone numbers of a subscriber. (defdate from 20th c.) ¹

10. Noun. As contrasted with data, knowledge which is gathered as a result of processing data. (defdate from 20th c.) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Information

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Information

informalize
informalized
informalizes
informalizing
informally
informant
informants
informatic
informatical
informatically
informatician
informaticians
informaticist
informaticists
informatics
information (current term)
information age
information and communications technology
information bulletin
information centres
information entropy
information gathering
information integrity
information management
information market
information measure
information model
information modeling
information overload
information processing

Literary usage of Information

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1. Science of Fingerprints: Classification and Uses (1988)
"The data stored in the NCIC is documented police information concerning crime and ... One of the files in the NCIC computerized information system is the ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"With the current volume and continuing growth of publication in each discipline and the increasing integration of the disciplines, no one information ..."

3. The Constitution of the United States of America: With an Alphabetical by William Hickey, United States (1853)
"HAZARD'S " Register of Pennsylvania: devoted to the preservation of facts and documents, and every other kind of useful information, respecting the State of ..."

4. Science of Fingerprints: Classification and Uses (1988)
"The data stored in the NCIC is documented police information concerning crime and ... One of the files in the NCIC computerized information system is the ..."

5. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"With the current volume and continuing growth of publication in each discipline and the increasing integration of the disciplines, no one information ..."

6. The Constitution of the United States of America: With an Alphabetical by William Hickey, United States (1853)
"HAZARD'S " Register of Pennsylvania: devoted to the preservation of facts and documents, and every other kind of useful information, respecting the State of ..."

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