NounInformation (usually uncountable; plural Informations)
- Things that are or can be known about a given topic; communicable knowledge of something.
- I need some more information about this issue.
- The act of informing or imparting knowledge; notification.
- For your information, I did this because I wanted to.
- (law) 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.
- (obsolete) The act of informing against someone, passing on incriminating knowledge; accusation.
- (now rare) The systematic imparting of knowledge; education, training.
- (now rare) The creation of form; the imparting of a given quality or characteristic; forming, animation.
- (Christianity) Divine inspiration.
- (information theory) Any unambiguous abstract data, the smallest possible unit being the bit.
- A service provided by telephone which provides listed telephone numbers of a subscriber.
- As contrasted with data, knowledge which is gathered as a result of processing data.
- And as you can see in this slide, we then take the raw data and convert it into information.
Adjectives for Information
instructional; imparted; common; broiling; miscellaneous; superficial; authentic; precise; vague; coordinating; scanty; solid; criminal; practical; household; substantial; summarized; trustworthy; factual; accurate; elusive; genuine; scientific; encouraging; Inviting; astounding; exact; useful; further; detailed; comprehensive; false; up-to-the-minute; startling; practical; reliable; usable; behlnd-the-scenes; understandable; fallacious; gloomy; Invaluable; superfluous; curious; anterior; accumulated; tabulated; profit-building; current; comparative; restricted; dogmatic; fascinating; unpleasant.
Verbs for Information
abound in—; absorb—; accumulate—; acquire—; authenticize—; bear—; buttress—; clamor for—; compile—; contribute—; convey—; coordinate—; correlate—; derive—; dig out—; digest—; dispense—; disseminate—; distort—; divulge—; elicit—; falsify —; garner—; glean—; impart—; misinterpret—; plead for—; prod for—; pump for —; relay—; rely on—; retail—; solicit—.
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From Anglo-Norman informacioun, enformation et al., Middle French informacion, enformacion et al. (French: information), and their source, Latin informātiō (“formation, conception; education”), from the participle stem of informāre (“to inform”).
Information f. (plural Informations)
- news, a piece of information
- Tous les jours, il regarde la télé le midi pour suivre les informations.
- Cette information nous est parvenue hier soir.