From Middle English informacion, enformacion, borrowed from Anglo-Norman informacioun, enformation, Old French information, from Latin īnfōrmātiō (“formation, conception; education”), from the participle stem of īnformāre (“to inform”).
information (usually uncountable, plural informations)
- That which resolves uncertainty; anything that answers the question of "what a given entity is."
- 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, countable) A statement of criminal activity brought before a judge or magistrate; in the UK, used to inform a magistrate of an offense and request a warrant; in the US, an accusation brought before a judge without a grand jury indictment.
- A service provided by telephone which provides listed telephone numbers of a subscriber.
- Data that have been processed into a format that is understandable by its intended audience.
- information retrieval
- information science
- information society
- information superhighway
- information theory
- info short form of information
- inside information
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